New American Standard Bible
If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.
King James Bible
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
Darby Bible Translation
But if any one obey not our word by the letter, mark that man, and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed of himself;
World English Bible
If any man doesn't obey our word in this letter, note that man, that you have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed.
Young's Literal Translation
and if any one do not obey our word through the letter, this one note ye, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle - Margin, "or signify that man by an epistle." According to the marginal reading this would mean "signify, mark out, or designate that man to me by an epistle." The difference is merely whether we unite the words "by the epistle" with what goes before, or what follows. The Greek would admit of either construction (Winer, p. 93), but it seems to me that the construction in the text is the correct one, because:
(1) the requirement was to proceed to discipline such a man by withdrawing from him;
(2) in order to do this it was not necessary that the case should be made known to Paul, for there was no supposable difficulty in it, and the effect would be only needless delay;
(3) Paul regarded the right of discipline as residing in the church itself, and did not require that cases should be referred to him to determine; see the notes on 1 Corinthians 5:2-4.
(4) though the Greek will admit of either construction, yet it rather favors this; see Oldhhausen, in loc. Note that man. The word here used, means to mark; to sign; to note with marks; and the idea is, set such a mark upon him that he shall be shunned; that is, withdraw all Christian fellowship from him.
And have no company with him - The Greek word here means, to mix up together; then to mingle together with; to have contact with. The idea is that they were not to mingle with him as a Christian brother, or as one of their own number. They were not to show that they regarded him as a worthy member of the church, or as having a claim to its privileges. The extent of their discipline was, that they were to withdraw from him; see the 2 Thessalonians 3:6 note, and Matthew 18:17 note; compare 2 John 1:10-11.
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"If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.
1 Corinthians 4:14
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodicea.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.
sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
2 John 1:10
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;
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