“Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?”
King James Version (KJV)
5:6 Your glorying - Either in your gifts or prosperity, at such a time as this, is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven - One sin, or one sinner. Leaveneth the whole lump - Diffuses guilt and infection through the whole congregation.
1Co 5:6 Your glorying [is] not good. Boasting, in such a state of affairs, was unseemly. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. As a little leavens the whole mass of dough, so one sinner suffered to go on in impurity sends a corrupting influence through the whole church. Compare Ga 5:9.