1 Corinthians 5:12
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New International Version
What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?

New Living Translation
It isn't my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.

English Standard Version
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

New American Standard Bible
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

King James Bible
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For what business is it of mine to judge outsiders? Don't you judge those who are inside?

International Standard Version
After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? You are to judge those who are in the community, aren't you?

NET Bible
For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Are you not to judge those inside?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For what business have I to judge outsiders? Judge the insiders.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, do I have any business judging those who are outside [the Christian faith]? Isn't it your business to judge those who are inside?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For why shall I judge those that are without? do ye not judge those that are within?

King James 2000 Bible
For what have I to do to judge them also that are outside? do not you judge them that are within?

American King James Version
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within?

American Standard Version
For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what have I to do to judge them that are without ? Do not you judge them that are within ?

Darby Bible Translation
For what have *I* [to do] with judging those outside also? *ye*, do not ye judge them that are within?

English Revised Version
For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within,

Webster's Bible Translation
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do ye not judge them that are within?

Weymouth New Testament
For what business of mine is it to judge outsiders? Is it not for you to judge those who are within the Church

World English Bible
For what have I to do with also judging those who are outside? Don't you judge those who are within?

Young's Literal Translation
for what have I also those without to judge? those within do ye not judge?
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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 12. - For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? To pass sentence on heathens is no concern of mine; it is no part of my office. The phrase "them that are without" was originally a Jewish phrase. To the Jews all men were outsiders (chitsonin) except themselves. The phrase was adopted by Christians, but in a less contemptuous sense (1 Thessalonians 4:12; Colossians 4:5). We find a description of "those that were without" - "aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenant of promise" - in Ephesians 2:12. Do not ye judge them that are within! An appeal to their own practice and to common sense. Christian rules can, of course, only apply to Christian communities.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For what have I to do to judge,.... To admonish, reprove, censure, and condemn:

them also that are without? without the church, who never were in it, or members of it; to whom ecclesiastical jurisdiction does not reach; and with whom the apostle had no more concern, than the magistrates of one city, or the heads of one family have with another:

do not ye judge them that are within? and them only? The apostle appeals to their own conduct, that they only reproved, censured, and punished with excommunication, such as were within the pale of the church, were members of it, and belonged unto it; nor did they pretend to exercise a power over others; and it would have been well if they had made use of the power they had over their own members, by admonishing and reproving such as had sinned; by censuring delinquents, and removing from their communion scandalous and impenitent offenders; and therefore they need not wonder that the apostle only meant fornicators, &c. among them, and not those that were in the world, by his forbidding to company with such: reference seems to be had to ways of speaking among the Jews, who used not only to call themselves the church, and the Gentiles the world, and so them that were without, both their land and church; but even those among themselves that were profane, in distinction from their wise and good men. They say (q),

"if a man puts his phylacteries on his forehead, or upon the palm of his hand, this is the way of heresy (or, as in the Talmud (r), the way of the Karaites); if he covered them with gold, and put them upon his glove (or on his garments without, so Bartenora, or, as Maimonides interprets it, his arm, shoulder, or breast), lo, this is , "the way of them that are without":''

on which the commentators (s) say, "these are the children of men, who walk after their own judgment, and not the judgment of the wise men": and Maimonides (t) says, they are such who deny the whole law, and neither believe anything, either of the written or the oral law.

(q) Misn. Megilla, c. 4. sect. 8. (r) T. Bab. Megilla, fol. 24. 2.((s) Jarchi, Bartenora, & Yom Tob, in Misn. Megilla, c. 4. sect. 8. (t) In. ib.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. what have I to do—You might have easily understood that my concern is not with unbelievers outside the Church, but that I referred to those within it.

also—Implying, Those within give me enough to do without those outside.

do not ye, &c.—Ye judge your fellow citizens, not strangers: much more should I [Bengel]. Rather, Is it not your duty to judge them that are within? God shall judge them that are without: do you look at home [Grotius]. God is the Judge of the salvation of the heathen, not we (Ro 2:12-16). Paul here gives an anticipatory censure of their going to law with saints before heathen tribunals, instead of judging such causes among themselves within.

1 Corinthians 5:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Expel the Immoral Brother
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? 13But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.
Cross References
Mark 4:11
He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables

1 Corinthians 5:3
For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this.

1 Corinthians 6:1
If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord's people?
Treasury of Scripture

For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within?

what.

Luke 12:14 And he said to him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were …

them.

Mark 4:11 And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the …

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that …

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest …

do not.

1 Corinthians 6:1-5 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before …

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