1 Corinthians 5:4
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New International Version
So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,

New Living Translation
in the name of the Lord Jesus. You must call a meeting of the church. I will be present with you in spirit, and so will the power of our Lord Jesus.

English Standard Version
When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Berean Study Bible
When you are gathered in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of the Lord Jesus,

Berean Literal Bible
in the name of our Lord Jesus, of you having been gathered together and of me in spirit, with the power of the Lord Jesus,

New American Standard Bible
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus,

International Standard Version
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are gathered together (and I am there in spirit), and the power of our Lord Jesus is there, too,

NET Bible
When you gather together in the name of our Lord Jesus, and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of our Lord Jesus,

New Heart English Bible
In the name of our Lord Jesus, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the name of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, all of you shall assemble and I with you in The Spirit, with the power of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you have gathered together, I am with you in spirit. Then, in the name of our Lord Jesus, and with his power,

New American Standard 1977
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

King James 2000 Bible
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

American King James Version
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

American Standard Version
in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus;

Darby Bible Translation
[to deliver,] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (ye and my spirit being gathered together, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ), him that has so wrought this:

English Revised Version
in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Webster's Bible Translation
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are assembled, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Weymouth New Testament
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are all assembled and my spirit is with you, together with the power of our Lord Jesus,

World English Bible
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Young's Literal Translation
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ -- ye being gathered together, also my spirit -- with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Study Bible
Immorality Rebuked
3Although I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, and I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did this, just as if I were present. 4When you are gathered in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of the Lord Jesus, 5hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.…
Cross References
John 20:23
If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld."

2 Corinthians 2:6
The punishment imposed on him by the majority is sufficient for him.

2 Corinthians 2:10
If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And if I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven it in the presence of Christ for your sake,

2 Corinthians 13:3
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

2 Corinthians 13:10
This is why I write these things while absent, so that when I am present I will not need to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who leads an undisciplined life that is not in keeping with the tradition you received from us.
Treasury of Scripture

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

the name.

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Acts 4:7-12,30 And when they had set them in the middle, they asked, By what power, …

Acts 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said …

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the …

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

when.

Matthew 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever …

Matthew 18:16-18,20 But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more…

Matthew 28:18,20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

John 20:23 Whose soever sins you remit, they are remitted to them; and whose …

2 Corinthians 2:9,10 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of …

2 Corinthians 13:3,10 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward …

(4, 5) In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. . . . and my spirit.--These two verses contain the apostolic sentence on the offender, and may read thus: "I have already myself decided, in the name of our Lord Jesus, you being gathered together, and my spirit (as in 1Corinthians 5:3), in the power of our Lord Jesus, to deliver such a one," &c.

The opening words are probably the form used in all public acts of the Church as a body, and "the power of our Lord Jesus" refers to that continual presence which Christ had promised His Church, and particular power which He had delegated to the Apostles to punish (Matthew 16:19; Matthew 18:18; Matthew 18:20; Matthew 28:20). In this sentence we recognise, not merely a formal excommunication from church-fellowship, but a more severe punishment, which could only be inflicted by apostolic authority and power. Satan was regarded as the origin of all physical evil--hence the afflicted woman, in Luke 13:16, is spoken of as one "whom Satan hath bound these eighteen years." St. Paul's own bodily suffering is a "messenger of Satan" (2Corinthians 12:7). The blindness of Elymas (Acts 13:8), and the death of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:5), are instances of the infliction of bodily-suffering by the Apostles. The deliverance of an offender unto Satan would therefore mean the expulsion of such a one from the Christian communion, and if that failed the actual infliction of some bodily suffering such as would destroy the flesh (not the body, but the flesh, the source and origin of the evil). Explicit directions for the excommunication by the Church of an offender, are given in 1 Corinthians 7, but there is no direct instruction to inflict the further punishment spoken of here. It is, indeed, probable that the lesser punishment had the desired effect (see Note on 2Corinthians 2:6), and we subsequently find St. Paul pleading for the loving re-admission of the offender into all the privileges of Christian communion.

Verse 4. - In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The word "Christ" is probably an addition. The clause may either be taken with "when ye are gathered together," or with "to deliver" (comp. 1 Timothy 5:21). With the power of our Lord Jesus. Each clause adds solemnity to the scene in which St. Paul imagines himself as standing with them in the spirit, and joining with the assembly of the Church, and armed with the authority of Christ, while he pronounces on the offender the sentence on which he had already determined. That he could claim "the power of the Lord" resulted from his possession of the Holy Spirit. and the special commission to bind and to loose, to remit and to retain, on earth, which Christ had entrusted to the apostles (Matthew 18:18, 20; John 20:23). In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,.... These words contain an account of the several things and circumstances, that should attend the awful act of the apostle, in delivering this man to Satan; it would be done "in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ"; by his command, power, and authority, and for his glory; in whose name all miraculous actions, as this was one, were performed:

when ye are gathered together; as a church, in a public manner, in one place; not to do this business, for this was purely apostolical; but to be witness of this wonderful operation, to acknowledge the justice of God in it, and that they might fear and take warning by it:

and my spirit; meaning that though he was absent in body, he should be present in spirit; and that the extraordinary gift of the Spirit of God bestowed on him would be visibly exercised upon this man before them all, as if he himself was in the midst of them; and this not by any power of his own, but

with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ; to which all such miraculous effects, as this hereafter related, are to be ascribed. 4. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—By His authority and as representing His person and will (2Co 2:10). Join this with "to deliver such a one unto Satan" (1Co 5:5). The clause, "When ye have been gathered together and my spirit (wherein I am 'present,' though 'absent in body,' 1Co 5:3), with the power of our Lord Jesus," stands in a parenthesis between. Paul speaking of himself uses the word "spirit"; of Christ, "power." Christ's power was promised to be present with His Church "gathered together in His name" (Mt 18:18-20): and here Paul by inspiration gives a special promise of his apostolic spirit, which in such cases was guided by the Holy Spirit, ratifying their decree passed according to his judgment ("I have judged," 1Co 5:3), as though he were present in person (Joh 20:21-23; 2Co 13:3-10). This power of infallible judgment was limited to the apostles; for they alone had the power of working miracles as their credentials to attest their infallibility. Their successors, to establish their claim to the latter, must produce the former (2Co 12:2). Even the apostles in ordinary cases, and where not specially and consciously inspired, were fallible (Ac 8:13, 23; Ga 2:11-14).5:1-8 The apostle notices a flagrant abuse, winked at by the Corinthians. Party spirit, and a false notion of Christian liberty, seem to have saved the offender from censure. Grievous indeed is it that crimes should sometimes be committed by professors of the gospel, of which even heathens would be ashamed. Spiritual pride and false doctrines tend to bring in, and to spread such scandals. How dreadful the effects of sin! The devil reigns where Christ does not. And a man is in his kingdom, and under his power, when not in Christ. The bad example of a man of influence is very mischievous; it spreads far and wide. Corrupt principles and examples, if not corrected, would hurt the whole church. Believers must have new hearts, and lead new lives. Their common conversation and religious deeds must be holy. So far is the sacrifice of Christ our Passover for us, from rendering personal and public holiness unnecessary, that it furnishes powerful reasons and motives for it. Without holiness we can neither live by faith in him, nor join in his ordinances with comfort and profit.
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