“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)
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.
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.