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Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in 'power.

21 What will ye? " shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

CHAP. V. 1 The incestuous person 6 is cause rather of shame unto them than of

rejoicing : 7 the old leaven is to be purged out : 10 heinous offenders are to be shunned and avoided.

IT is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as a named among the Gentiles, " that one should have his father's wife.

through Macedonia. 2 Cor. i. 15, 16, 23: And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit; and to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you

to be brought on my way toward Judæa. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. h See on Acts, xviii. 21.

GAL. ii, 6: But of those who seemed to be somewhat, whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me : God accepteth no man's person : for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me.

* Rom. xiv. 17 : For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

i See on 1 Cor. ii. 4.
m 2 Cor. x. 2 : do. xiii. 10. See on 2 Cor. i. 23.

CHAP. V. a Eph. v. 3: But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints.

bLev. xviii. 8: The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover : it is thy father's nakedness. DEUT. xxii. 30: A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.. do. xxvii. 20: Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

• 2 Cor. vii. 12: Though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear.

2 d And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

3 For I verily, as 6 absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5 To deliver such an one unto i Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your *glorying is not good.

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d1 Cor. iv. 18.

e 2 Cor. vii. 7, 10: And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward nie; so that I rejoiced the more. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

fLev. xx. 11: The man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness : both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

& Col. ii. 5. See on 1 Thes. ii. 17.

b 2 Cor. xiii. 3, 10: Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according

to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction. See on Mat. xviii. 18.

Job, i. 6: The LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. Ps. cix. 6: Set thou a wicked man over him : and let Satan stand at his right hand. Acts, xxvi. 18 : To open

their eyes, and to turn them from darkness unto light, and from the power of Satan unto God. 1 Cor. xi. 32 : But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 1 Tim. i. 20 : Whom (Hymenæus and Alexander] I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

k Ver. 2. 1 Cor. iii. 21 : Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s. do. iv. 19. James, iv. 16. Now ye rejoice in your boastings : all such rejoicing is evil.

not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificedfor us :

8 Therefore Plet us keep the feast,3 not with old leaven, neither 'with the leaven of malice and

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'Mat. xii. 33: The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. LUKE, xiii. 21 : It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 1 Cor. xv. 33 : Evil communications corrupt good manners. GAL. v. 9: A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 2 Tim. ii. 17: Their word will eat as doth a canker : of whom is Hymenæus and Philetus.

m Exod. xii. 15 : Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses : for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

n lsa. liii.7: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter. John, i. 29: Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. I Cor. xv. 3 : Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. 1 Pet. i. 19: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. Rev. v. 6, 12: And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain.-Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

John, xix. 14: It was the preparation of the Passover. p Exod. sii. 15: The words under ver. 7. do. xiii. 6: Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.

9 Deut. xvi. 3,4: Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction ; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste : that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days.

MAT. xvi. 6, 12: Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. Then understood they how. that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the

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wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9 I wrote unto you in an epistle. not to company with fornicators :

10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go 'out of the world.

11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without ? do not ye judge - them that are within ?

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Sadducees. MARK, viii. 15: And he charged them, saying, Tåke heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. Luke, xii. 1: In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

's Ver. 2, 7. 2 Cor. vi. 14: Eph. v. 11 : 2 Thes. iii. 14. See on MAT. xviii. 17. + 1 COR. X. 27 : If any of them that believe not bid

you feast, and ye be disposed to go ; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

u 1 Cor. i. 20 : Where is the wise? where is the Scribe? where is the disputer of this world ? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

JOHN, xvii. 15 : I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 1 John, v. 19: And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

w See on MAT. xviii. 17.

* GAL. ii. 12 : Before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles : but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

's Cor. iv. 5:1 Thes. iv. 12: 1 Tim. iii. 7. See on MARK, iv. 11.

21 Cor. vi. 1-4.

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13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore * put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

CHAP. VI. 1 The Corinthians must not ver their brethren, in going to law with

them ; 6 especially under infidels : 9 the unrighteous shall not in. herit the kingdom of God : 15 our bodies are the members of Christ, 19 and temples of the Holy Ghost : 16,17 they must not therefore be defiled. DARE

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of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints ?

2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world ? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters ?

3 Know ye not that we shall "judge angels ? how much more things that pertain to this life?

4. If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the Church.

5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you ? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren ?2

can decide. Pu. 2 between brother and brother. Co. Ma. Cr. a Deut. xiii. 5: That prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death.--So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee. The like expression, So, &c. occurs, Deut. xvii. 7; xxi. 21; and xxii. 21-24. MAT. xviii. 17 : And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the Church : but if he neglect to hear the Church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a Publican.

CHAP. VI. a See on MAT. xix. 28.

62 Pet.ii. 4: For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment. Jude, 6: And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

c1 Cor. v. 12.

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