1 Corinthians 5:3
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit. And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on this man

English Standard Version
For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.

Berean Study Bible
Although 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.

Berean Literal Bible
For I, though being absent in body, now being present in spirit, have already judged the one having thus produced this, as being present,

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,

New King James Version
For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed.

New American Standard Bible
For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present.

NASB 1995
For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present.

NASB 1977
For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present.

Amplified Bible
For I, though absent [from you] in body but present in spirit, have already passed judgment on him who has committed this [act], as if I were present.

Christian Standard Bible
Even though I am absent in the body, I am present in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who has been doing such a thing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For though I am absent in body but present in spirit, I have already decided about the one who has done this thing as though I were present.

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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For while I am distant from you in body, I am near to you in spirit. And now I have judged as being present with whoever has committed this:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I indeed, absent in body, but present in spirit, have already judged, as though I were present, him that hath so done,

English Revised 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,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although I'm not physically present with you, I am with you in spirit. I have already judged the man who did this as though I were present with you.

International Standard Version
Even though I am away from you physically, I am with you in spirit. I have already passed judgment on the man who did this, as though I were present with you.

Literal Standard Version
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 worked this thing:

NET Bible
For even though I am absent physically, I am present in spirit. And I have already judged the one who did this, just as though I were present.

New Heart English Bible
For I most certainly, as being absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has done this thing.

Weymouth New Testament
I for my part, present with you in spirit although absent in body, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has so acted.

World English Bible
For I most certainly, as being absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has done 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:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Immorality Rebuked
2And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have been stricken with grief and have removed from your fellowship the man who did this? 3 Although 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 assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of the Lord Jesus,…

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

Colossians 2:5
For although I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, and I delight to see your orderly condition and firm faith in Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:17
Brothers, although we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in heart), our desire to see you face to face was even more intense.


Treasury of Scripture

For I truly, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that has so done this deed,

as absent.

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, but being absent am bold toward you: …

2 Corinthians 13:2
I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:

Colossians 2:5
For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

judged.









(3) For I verily.--The Apostle had fully made up his mind that this offender must be removed, and insists on the Corinthians doing it. So that the previous words imply they might as well have done it without waiting for his interference.

As absent in body.--Better, omit "as," which is not in the best MSS.

Verse 3. - For I verily. The broken structure of the verse shows the deep emotion with which it was penned - as it were with sobs. St. Paul contrasts the line which he means to take with the lax condonation granted by the Corinthian Church. As absent; rather, being absent or though absent. The as is omitted in the best manuscripts. But present in spirit; literally, in the spirit;' but he is referring to his own spirit: "Bodily I am absent; but speaking as though my spirit were present in your assembly [comp. 2 Kings 5:26], I have already judged," etc. Have judged already. My decision was instantaneous and is final. As though I were present. My sentence is as clear as though I were at this moment standing in the midst of you. That hath so done. The verb is not as before, poiesas, but katergasamenon, which is stronger, "the perpetrator of this deed." The "so" means "with all these circumstances of aggravation." The same verb is used in Romans 1:27. The broken periods of the Greek reflect the emotion of the writer. The passage is as it were written with sobs (Wordsworth).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Although
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I
Ἐγὼ (Egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

am absent [ from you ]
ἀπὼν (apōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 548: To be absent. From apo and eimi; to be away.

in body,
σώματι (sōmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

I am present [with you ]
παρὼν (parōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3918: From para and eimi; to be near, i.e. At hand; neuter present participle time being, or property.

in spirit,
πνεύματι (pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

and I have already pronounced judgment
κέκρικα (kekrika)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

on the [one]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[who]
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

did
κατεργασάμενον (katergasamenon)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2716: From kata and ergazomai; to work fully, i.e. Accomplish; by implication, to finish, fashion.

this,
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

just as if
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

I were present.
παρὼν (parōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3918: From para and eimi; to be near, i.e. At hand; neuter present participle time being, or property.


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