1 Corinthians 5:3

“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,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I verily as absent in body, but present in spirit, haue iudged alreadie, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I myself, being present in spirit though not in body, have come to a decision about him who has done this thing;
- Basic English Bible

For *I*, [as] absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged as present,
- Darby 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,
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

And Y absent in bodi, but present in spirit, now haue demyd as present hym that hath thus wrouyt, whanne
- Wycliffe Bible

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:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 5:3


5:3 I verily, as present in spirit - Having a full (it seems, a miraculous) view of the whole fact. Have already, as if I were actually present, judged him who hath so scandalously done this.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 5:3


1Co 5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, etc. Though absent, yet with them in spirit, Paul judged the case as present, and commanded the church as a body to take action by withdrawal at once from the evil doer.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 5:3

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