1 Corinthians 5:5

“To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To deliuer such a one vnto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saued in the day of the Lord Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{I have decided} to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That this man is to be handed over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may have forgiveness in the day of the Lord Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

to deliver him, [I say,] [being] such, to Satan for destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
- Darby Bible

To deliver such one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

I have handed over such a man to Satan for the destruction of his body, that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

are to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
- World English Bible

to take siche a man to Sathanas, in to the perischyng of fleisch, that the spirit be saaf in the dai of oure Lord Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

to deliver up such a one to the Adversary for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 5:5


5:5 To deliver such an one - This was the highest degree of punishment in the Christian church; and we may observe, the passing this sentence was the act of the apostle, not of the Corinthians. To Satan - Who was usually permitted, in such cases, to inflict pain or sickness on the offender. For the destruction - Though slowly and gradually. Of the flesh - Unless prevented by speedy repentance.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 5:5


1Co 5:5 To deliver such one unto Satan. Not only this one, but all such persons. To deliver unto Satan is to excommunicate; to extradite from the kingdom of God to the prince of this world. The expression is used in 1Ti 1:20. For the destruction of the flesh. Fleshly desires had caused the sin. These must be destroyed. The humiliation of excommunication, the sense of one's lost condition, was well adapted to bring a repentance. Some have held that this meant to send some painful disease miraculously. I believe that the Latin fathers and Beza are right in understanding that it refers to the mortification of the offender, cast out, shunned by the church as a dead body. This person is ordered to be restored, having repented, and no mention is made of disease, in 2Co 2:7. That the spirit may be saved. This is the object of all true discipline. If carried out, as in the early church, it was well calculated to bring to repentance. It was effective in this instance, as we learn from 2Co 2:6.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 5:5

  • Paul Reeves for verse 5
    In this Scripture it says his spirit may be saved. In the intent of the word may, I looked it up with Strongs Concordance and it is conditional. In this the person has to repent to be restored back to fellowship in order his spirit be saved. Another words it 's not a guarantee the his spirit will be saved it is conditional.
  • Dave Lazerow for verse 5
    Temptation to take part in fornication is always a danger When we think that we are immune to immorality often comes the test and we feel torn wanting to satisfy the craving of our natural bodies and the new life in the Spirit One thought can lead to other others down error road and and the natural inclinations take over Keeping our minds shielded from sin through the mind of Christ is the only way we can defeat the lusts of the flesh Thanks be to God that He has put the mind of Christ into us so we can recall his life giving words of power The cross is painful but necessary What do you think
  • Moses homtapwa for verse 5
    prayer of beliver is power enough to save any sinner. 1cor 5:5 deliver such people for the destruction of flesh, it may be related to 1 john 5:16-17 do not pray for those whose sins is unto death.2cor 5:1 if the flesh is destroy we have an enternal one in heaven.

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