1 Corinthians 5:11
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New International Version
But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

New Living Translation
I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don't even eat with such people.

English Standard Version
But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

New American Standard Bible
But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler-- not even to eat with such a one.

King James Bible
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer who is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or verbally abusive, a drunkard or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.

International Standard Version
But now I am writing to you to stop associating with any so-called brother if he is sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunk, or a robber. You must even stop eating with someone like that.

NET Bible
But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who calls himself a Christian who is sexually immoral, or greedy, or an idolater, or verbally abusive, or a drunkard, or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have written this to you, not to mix, if there is one who is called a brother, and he is a fornicator, or a greedy man, or an idol worshiper, or an abuser, or drunkard, or a robber, with whom you are not even to eat bread.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, what I meant was that you should not associate with people who call themselves brothers or sisters in the Christian faith but live in sexual sin, are greedy, worship false gods, use abusive language, get drunk, or are dishonest. Don't eat with such people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now I have written unto you not to associate with anyone calling himself a brother if he is a fornicator or covetous or an idolater or a railer or a drunkard or an extortioner; with such a one do not even eat.

King James 2000 Bible
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if 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 a one no not to eat.

American King James Version
But now I have written to you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortionist; with such an one no not to eat.

American Standard Version
but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now I have written to you, not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or a server of idols, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such a one, not so much as to eat.

Darby Bible Translation
But now I have written to you, if any one called brother be fornicator, or avaricious, or idolater, or abusive, or a drunkard, or rapacious, not to mix with [him]; with such a one not even to eat.

English Revised Version
but now I write unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now I have written to you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother is a lewd person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such person no not to eat.

Weymouth New Testament
But what I meant was that you were not to associate with any one bearing the name of "brother," if he was addicted to fornication or avarice or idol-worship or abusive language or hard-drinking or greed of gain. With such a man you ought not even to eat.

World English Bible
But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, I did write to you not to keep company with him, if any one, being named a brother, may be a whoremonger, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner -- with such a one not even to eat together;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:9-13 Christians are to avoid familiar converse with all who disgrace the Christian name. Such are only fit companions for their brethren in sin, and to such company they should be left, whenever it is possible to do so. Alas, that there are many called Christians, whose conversation is more dangerous than that of heathens!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - But now I have written unto you. The tense used is, perhaps, the epistolary aorist, and is therefore equivalent to "but now I write to you;" otherwise the sense is, "but what I meant in my letter was," etc. The position of the words rather favours this view. St. Paul expressly tells them in 1 Corinthians 10:27 that he never intended to forbid all intercourse with heathens. They were not to be "taken out of the world," but to be free from evil (John 17:15). If any man that is called a brother. The word "brother" was used before the name "Christian" was accepted by the members of the Church. Or an idolater (see 1 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 10:7, 14). He might call himself a Christian, and yet be in reality an idolater (Ephesians 5:5; Colossians 3:5; Galatians 5:20; 1 John 5:21). With such a one no not to eat. If the phrase be pressed, it would involve exclusion from all privileges of the body, for the Holy Communion was celebrated in connection with the agapae. But the general meaning is that of 2 Thessalonians 3:6, "We command you... that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But now have I written unto you,.... Which shows, that what he had written before was at another time, and in another epistle; but not that what he was now writing was different from the former, only he explains the persons of whom, and the thing about which he has before written:

not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother, be a fornicator; or if any man that is a brother is called, or named a fornicator; or covetous, or an idolater; or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such an one, no, not to eat. The apostle's meaning is, that in his prohibition of keeping company with men of the above character, he would be understood of such persons as were called brethren; who had been received into the church, and had been looked upon, and had professed themselves to be such; and who might be mentioned by name, as notoriously guilty of fornication, covetousness, idolatry, and extortion, mentioned in the former verse; to which are added two other sins any of them might be addicted to, as "railing" either at their fellow brethren and Christians, or others giving reproachful language to them, and fixing invidious characters on them: and "drunkenness"; living in the frequent commission of that sin, and others before spoken of; and that such persons remaining impenitent and incorrigible, still persisting, in such a vicious course of life, after due admonition given them, were not only to be removed from their religious society, from the communion of the church, and be debarred sitting down, and eating with them at the Lord's table, or at their love feasts, but also were to be denied civil conversation and familiarity with them, and even not suffered to eat common food at the same table with them: which though lawful to be used with the men of the world, yet for some reasons were not advisable to be used with such; partly for vindicating the honour of religion, and preventing the stumbling of the weak; and partly to make such offenders ashamed, and bring them to repentance. The apostle alludes to the behaviour of the Jews, either to persons that were under any pollution, as a woman in the days of her separation, when her husband , "might not eat with her" off of the same plate, nor at the same table, nor on the same cloth; nor might she drink with him, nor mix his cup for him; and the same was observed to persons that had issues on them (o): or rather to such as were under "the sentence of excommunication", and such an one was obliged to sit the distance of four cubits from others, and who might not eat nor drink with him; nor was he allowed to wash and shave himself, nor a sufficiency of food, nor any to sit with him within the space of four cubits, except those of his house (p).

(o) Maimon. Hilch. Issure Bia, c. 11. sect. 17, 18, 19. & Tumaot Okelim, c. 16. sect. 11. & R. Abraham in ib. (p) T. Bab. Moed Katon, fol. 16. 1. & Piske Tosaph. in ib. art. 67, 68.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. But now—"Now" does not express time, but "the case being so," namely, that to avoid fornicators, &c., of the world, you would have to leave the world altogether, which would be absurd. So "now" is used in Heb 11:16. Thus we avoid making the apostle now retract a command which he had before given.

I have written—that is, my meaning in the letter I wrote was "not to keep company," &c.

a brother—contrasted with a "fornicator … of the world" (1Co 5:10). There is less danger in associating with open worldlings than with carnal professors. Here, as in Eph 5:3, 5, "covetousness" is joined with "fornication": the common fount of both being "the fierce and ever fiercer longing of the creature, which has turned from God, to fill itself with the inferior objects of sense" [Trench, Greek Synonyms of the New Testament]. Hence "idolatry" is associated with them: and the covetous man is termed an "idolater" (Nu 25:1, 2). The Corinthians did not fall into open idolatry, but ate things offered to idols, so making a compromise with the heathen; just as they connived at fornication. Thus this verse prepares for the precepts in 1Co 8:4, &c. Compare the similar case of fornication, combined with a similar idolatrous compromise, after the pattern of Israel with the Midianites (Re 2:14).

no not to eat—not to sit at the same table with such; whether at the love-feasts (agapæ) or in private intercourse, much more at the Lord's table: at the last, too often now the guests "are not as children in one family, but like a heterogeneous crowd of strangers in an inn" [Bengel] (compare Ga 2:12; 2Jo 10, 11).

1 Corinthians 5:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Expel the Immoral Brother
10I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler-- not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?…
Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)

1 Corinthians 6:9
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

1 Corinthians 10:7
Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry."

1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

Ephesians 5:18
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,

2 Thessalonians 3:6
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
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But now I have written to you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortionist; with such an one no not to eat.

called.

1 Corinthians 6:6 But brother goes to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

1 Corinthians 7:12,15 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother has a wife …

1 Corinthians 8:11 And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

Matthew 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but …

Acts 9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting …

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

2 Thessalonians 3:6,14 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

2 John 1:10 If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him …

fornicator. See on ver.

1 Corinthians 5:1-9,10 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and …

Psalm 50:16-21 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, …

2 Corinthians 12:20,21 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, …

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should …

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them …

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer …

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, …

or covetous.

Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, …

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, …

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness…

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous …

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, …

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

2 Peter 2:14,15 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling …

or an idolater.

1 Corinthians 10:7,8,14,18-22 Neither be you idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, …

or a railer.

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, …

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him …

or a drunkard.

1 Corinthians 11:21 For in eating every one takes before other his own supper: and one …

Matthew 24:49-51 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink …

Luke 12:45,46 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

Galatians 2:12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: …

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

1 Thessalonians 5:7,8 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken …

or an extortioner.

Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase…

Matthew 23:25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean …

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, …

with.

1 Corinthians 5:13 But them that are without God judges. Therefore put away from among …

Matthew 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but …

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

2 Thessalonians 3:6,14 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the …

2 John 1:10 If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him …

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