|New International Version (© 2011)|
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.
King James Bible
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
American Standard Version
For I verily, being absent in body but present in spirit, have already as though I were present judged him that hath so wrought this thing,
Young's Literal Translation
for I indeed, as being absent as to the body, and present as to the spirit, have already judged, as being present, him who so wrought this thing:
1 Corinthians 5:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Absent in body, but present in spirit - Perhaps St. Paul refers to the gift of the discernment of spirits, which it is very likely the apostles in general possessed on extraordinary occasions. He had already seen this matter so clearly, that he had determined on that sort of punishment which should be inflicted for this crime.
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2 Corinthians 10:1,11 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you...
2 Corinthians 13:2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time...
Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, rejoicing and beholding your order...
1 Thessalonians 2:17 But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart...
judged. or, determined.
1 Corinthians 5:3 Parallel CommentariesAbsent Acted Already Although Body Committed Deed Indeed Judged Judgment Part Passed Physically Present Pronounced Spirit Verily WroughtAbsent Acted Already Although Body Committed Deed Indeed Judged Judgment Part Passed Physically Present Pronounced Spirit Verily WroughtTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
Colossians 2:5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
1 Thessalonians 2:17 But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.