1 Corinthians 5:8
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New International Version
Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

New Living Translation
So let us celebrate the festival, not with the old bread of wickedness and evil, but with the new bread of sincerity and truth.

English Standard Version
Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

King James Bible
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast or with the yeast of malice and evil but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

International Standard Version
So let's keep celebrating the festival, neither with old yeast nor with yeast that is evil and wicked, but with yeast-free bread that is both sincere and true.

NET Bible
So then, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of vice and evil, but with the bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore let us make a feast, not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven which is in wickedness or of bitterness, but with the leaven of purity and of holiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So we must not celebrate our festival with the old yeast [of sin] or with the yeast of vice and wickedness. Instead, we must celebrate it with the bread of purity and truth that has no yeast.

Jubilee Bible 2000
therefore let us celebrate the feast, not in the old leaven, neither in the leaven of malice and wickedness, but in the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

American King James Version
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

American Standard Version
wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore let us feast, not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Darby Bible Translation
so that let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of malice and wickedness, but with unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.

English Revised Version
wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore let us keep our festival not with old yeast nor with the yeast of what is evil and mischievous, but with bread free from yeast--the bread of transparent sincerity and of truth.

World English Bible
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Young's Literal Translation
so that we may keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with unleavened food of sincerity and truth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - Therefore let us keep the feast. Let us keep the Christian feast of Christ's resurrection in that spirit of holiness - of purging away sin from the midst of us - which was symbolized by the Jewish removal of leaven. Not with old leaven. For now ye are "in Christ," and, therefore, are a "new creation." Leaven is the type of hypocrisy (Luke 12:1) in its secret workings, but more generally it is a type of every corrupting influence. Of sincerity and truth. "All that corresponds to an unsullied, uncontaminated, and genuine Christian character." The beautiful Greek word for "sincerity" means freedom from all admixture. It is, perhaps, derived from "testing in the sunshine," and is used by St. Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:12; 2 Corinthians 2:17. "Truth" means "reality."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Therefore let us keep the feast,.... Not the feast of the passover, which was now ceased, though this is said in allusion to it; when the master of the house used to say (l),

"everyone that is hungry, let him come and eat; he that hath need, let him come "and paschatize", or keep the feast of the passover:''

but rather the feast of the Lord's supper is here meant, that feast of fat things Isaiah prophesied of; in which are the richest entertainments, even the flesh and blood of Christ; though it seems best to understand it of the whole course of a Christian's life, spent in the exercise of spiritual joy and faith in Christ; he that is of a merry heart, as the believer of all men in the world has reason to be of, "hath a continual feast", Proverbs 15:15 of spiritual mirth and pleasure, rejoicing always in Christ, as he ought to do: which feast, or course of life, is to be kept "not with old leaven"; in the old, vain, sinful manner of conversation, as before:

neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; not in malice to any man, or one another, nor in any sort of wickedness, living in no known sin, and allowing of it:

but with the unleavened bread of sincerity; as opposed to malice, of sincere love to God and Christ, and to his people: and of truth; of Gospel doctrine, discipline, and conversation.

(l) Haggada Shel Pesach, p. 4. Ed. Rittangel.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. not … old leaven—of our unconverted state as Jews or heathen.

malice—the opposite of "sincerity," which allows no leaven of evil to be mixed up with good (Mt 16:6).

wickedness—the opposite of "truth," which allows not evil to be mistaken for good. The Greek for "malice" means the evil habit of mind; "wickedness," the outcoming of the same in word and deed. The Greek for "sincerity" expresses literally, a thing which, when examined by the sun's light, is found pure and unadulterated.

1 Corinthians 5:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Immorality Rebuked
7Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 8Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Cross References
Exodus 12:8
That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.

Exodus 12:19
For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And anyone, whether foreigner or native-born, who eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel.

Exodus 13:7
Eat unleavened bread during those seven days; nothing with yeast in it is to be seen among you, nor shall any yeast be seen anywhere within your borders.

Deuteronomy 16:3
Do not eat it with bread made with yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction, because you left Egypt in haste--so that all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egypt.

2 Corinthians 2:17
Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

let.

Exodus 12:15 Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you …

Exodus 13:6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day …

Leviticus 23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened …

Numbers 28:16,17 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD…

Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD …

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a …

feast. or, holy day.

Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had …

Isaiah 30:29 You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; …

not.

1 Corinthians 5:1,6 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and …

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Deuteronomy 16:3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shall you eat …

2 Corinthians 12:21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and …

Ephesians 4:17-22 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

neither.

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and …

Matthew 16:6,12 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the …

Matthew 26:4,5 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him…

Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the …

Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable …

John 18:28-30 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it …

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

1 Peter 2:1,2 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and …

but.

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth…

Psalm 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in …

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of …

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

1 John 3:18-21 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but …

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