Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

1 Corintios 5

¡Expulsen al hermano inmoral!

1Es ya de dominio público que hay entre vosotros un caso de inmoralidad sexual que ni siquiera entre los paganos se tolera, a saber, que uno de vosotros tiene por mujer a la esposa de su padre. ¡Y de esto os sentís orgullosos! ¿No deberíais, más bien, haber lamentado lo sucedido y haber expulsado de entre vosotros al que hizo tal cosa? Yo, por mi parte, aunque no estoy físicamente entre vosotros, sí estoy presente en espíritu, y ya he juzgado, como si estuviera presente, al que cometió este pecado. Cuando os reunáis en el nombre de nuestro Señor Jesús y con su poder, y yo os acompañe en espíritu, entregad a este hombre a Satanás para destrucción de su naturaleza pecaminosa[a] a fin de que su espíritu sea salvo en el día del Señor.

Hacéis mal en jactaros. ¿No os dais cuenta de que un poco de levadura hace fermentar toda la masa? Deshaceos de la vieja levadura para que seáis masa nueva, panes sin levadura, como lo sois en realidad. Porque Cristo, nuestro Cordero pascual, ya ha sido sacrificado. Así que celebremos nuestra Pascua no con la vieja levadura, que es la malicia y la perversidad, sino con pan sin levadura, que es la sinceridad y la verdad.

Por carta ya os he dicho que no os relacionéis con personas inmorales. 10 Por supuesto, no me refería a la gente inmoral de este mundo, ni a los avaros, estafadores o idólatras. En tal caso, tendríais que salir de este mundo. 11 Pero en esta carta quiero aclararos que no debéis relacionaros con nadie que, llamándose hermano, sea inmoral o avaro, idólatra, calumniador, borracho o estafador. Con tal persona ni siquiera debéis juntaros para comer.

12 ¿Acaso me toca a mí juzgar a los de afuera? ¿No sois vosotros los que debéis juzgar a los de adentro? 13 Dios juzgará a los de afuera. «Expulsad al malvado de entre vosotros».[b]

Footnotes

  1. 5:5 su naturaleza pecaminosa. Alt. su cuerpo. Lit. la carne.
  2. 5:13 Dt 17:7; 19:19; 21:21; 22:21,24; 24:7

The Message

1 Corinthians 5

The Mystery of Sex

11-2 I also received a report of scandalous sex within your church family, a kind that wouldn’t be tolerated even outside the church: One of your men is sleeping with his stepmother. And you’re so above it all that it doesn’t even faze you! Shouldn’t this break your hearts? Shouldn’t it bring you to your knees in tears? Shouldn’t this person and his conduct be confronted and dealt with?

3-5 I’ll tell you what I would do. Even though I’m not there in person, consider me right there with you, because I can fully see what’s going on. I’m telling you that this is wrong. You must not simply look the other way and hope it goes away on its own. Bring it out in the open and deal with it in the authority of Jesus our Master. Assemble the community—I’ll be present in spirit with you and our Master Jesus will be present in power. Hold this man’s conduct up to public scrutiny. Let him defend it if he can! But if he can’t, then out with him! It will be totally devastating to him, of course, and embarrassing to you. But better devastation and embarrassment than damnation. You want him on his feet and forgiven before the Master on the Day of Judgment.

6-8 Your flip and callous arrogance in these things bothers me. You pass it off as a small thing, but it’s anything but that. Yeast, too, is a “small thing,” but it works its way through a whole batch of bread dough pretty fast. So get rid of this “yeast.” Our true identity is flat and plain, not puffed up with the wrong kind of ingredient. The Messiah, our Passover Lamb, has already been sacrificed for the Passover meal, and we are the Unraised Bread part of the Feast. So let’s live out our part in the Feast, not as raised bread swollen with the yeast of evil, but as flat bread—simple, genuine, unpretentious.

9-13 I wrote you in my earlier letter that you shouldn’t make yourselves at home among the sexually promiscuous. I didn’t mean that you should have nothing at all to do with outsiders of that sort. Or with crooks, whether blue- or white-collar. Or with spiritual phonies, for that matter. You’d have to leave the world entirely to do that! But I am saying that you shouldn’t act as if everything is just fine when a friend who claims to be a Christian is promiscuous or crooked, is flip with God or rude to friends, gets drunk or becomes greedy and predatory. You can’t just go along with this, treating it as acceptable behavior. I’m not responsible for what the outsiders do, but don’t we have some responsibility for those within our community of believers? God decides on the outsiders, but we need to decide when our brothers and sisters are out of line and, if necessary, clean house.