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1 Korinćanima 5:1-13

Pavao osuđuje uznositost zbog duhovnosti

1Pročulo se o takvom bludu među vama, o takvom zlu kakvo čak ni pogani ne čine. Kažu mi da neki čovjek iz vaše crkve živi u grijehu sa ženom svojega oca. 2A vi ste se još umislili. Zašto niste u žalosti? Uklonite iz svojega zajedništva počinitelja tog nedjela.

3Iako nisam nazočan tijelom, nazočan sam duhom te sam presudio, kao da sam s vama, čovjeku koji je takvo što počinio: 4okupite Crkvu u ime našega Gospodina Isusa Krista. Ja ću biti s vama duhom, kao i sila Gospodina Isusa. 5Predajte toga čovjeka Sotoni u ruke: isključite ga iz Crkve da trpi u tijelu5:5 U grčkome: na propast tijela. kako bi se on5:5 U grčkome: njegov duh. spasio na dan Gospodina Isusa.

6Kako se još možete hvaliti! Kao da ne znate da malo kvasca ukvasi sve tijesto! Dopustite li jednomu da griješi, ubrzo će se grijeh proširiti. 7Očistite se od staroga kvasca da budete novo tijesto, kao što i jeste beskvasni, jer je naše pashalno janje—Krist—već žrtvovano. 8Svetkujmo zato blagdan, ne sa starim kvascem niti s kvascem zloće i pokvarenosti, već s beskvasnim kruhom čistoće i čestitosti.

9U prijašnjoj sam vam poslanici napisao da se ne družite s bludnicima. 10Nisam pri tome mislio na bludnike općenito, na nevjernike iz svijeta koji su bludnici, ili lakomci, ili varalice, ili idolopoklonici—jer inače biste morali izići iz svijeta. 11Mislio sam da se ne družite s ljudima koji sebe nazivaju kršćanima,5:11 U grčkome: braćom. a bludnici su, ili lakomci, ili idolopoklonici, ili klevetnici, ili pijanci, ili varalice.

12Nije na meni da sudim one koji su vani. Ali onima u Crkvi koji tako griješe trebate suditi. 13Onima koji su vani sudit će Bog. Ali u Svetome pismu piše: “Isključite opakoga iz svoje sredine.”

New International Reader's Version

1 Corinthians 5:1-13

Throw Out the Evil Person!

1It is actually reported that there is sexual sin among you. I’m told that a man is sleeping with his father’s wife. Even people who don’t know God don’t let that kind of sin continue. 2And you are proud! Shouldn’t you be very sad instead? Shouldn’t you have thrown out of your church the man doing this? 3Even though I am not right there with you, I am with you in spirit. And because I am with you in spirit, I have already judged the man doing this. I have judged him in the name of our Lord Jesus. 4So when you come together, I will be with you in spirit. The power of our Lord Jesus will also be with you. 5When you come together like this, hand this man over to Satan. Then the power of sin in his life will be destroyed. His spirit will be saved on the day the Lord returns.

6Your bragging is not good. It is like yeast. Don’t you know that just a little yeast makes the whole batch of dough rise? 7Get rid of the old yeast. Then you can be like a new batch of dough without yeast. That is what you really are. That’s because Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been offered up for us. 8So let us keep the Feast, but not with the old bread made with yeast. The yeast I’m talking about is hatred and evil. Let us keep the Feast with bread made without yeast. Let us keep it with bread that is honesty and truth.

9I wrote a letter to you to tell you to stay away from people who commit sexual sins. 10I didn’t mean the people of this world who sin in this way. I didn’t mean those who always want more and more. I didn’t mean those who cheat or who worship statues of gods. In that case you would have to leave this world! 11But here is what I am writing to you now. You must stay away from anyone who claims to be a believer but does evil things. Stay away from anyone who commits sexual sins. Stay away from anyone who always wants more and more things. Stay away from anyone who worships statues of gods. Stay away from anyone who tells lies about others. Stay away from anyone who gets drunk or who cheats. Don’t even eat with people like these.

12Is it my business to judge those outside the church? Aren’t you supposed to judge those inside the church? 13God will judge those outside. Scripture says, “Get rid of that evil person!” (Deuteronomy 17:7; 19:19; 21:21; 22:21,24; 24:7)