New International Version
Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?
King James Bible
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
Darby Bible Translation
Your boasting [is] not good. Do ye not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
World English Bible
Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?
Young's Literal Translation
Not good is your glorying; have ye not known that a little leaven the whole lump doth leaven?
1 Corinthians 5:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Your glorying is not good - You are triumphing in your superior knowledge, and busily employed in setting up and supporting your respective teachers, while the Church is left under the most scandalous corruptions - corruptions which threaten its very existence if not purged away.
Know ye not - With all your boasted wisdom, do you not know and acknowledge the truth of a common maxim, a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? If this leaven - the incestuous person, be permitted to remain among you; if his conduct be not exposed by the most formidable censure; the flood-gates of impurity will be opened on the Church, and the whole state of Christianity ruined in Corinth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Text: First Corinthians 5, 6-8. 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ: 8 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. EXHORTATION TO WALK AS CHRISTIANS. [Footnote 1: This and all the following sermons …
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They are all adulterers, burning like an oven whose fire the baker need not stir from the kneading of the dough till it rises.
"Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
1 Corinthians 5:2
And you are proud! Shouldn't you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?
"A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.
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