1 Corinthians 5:6

“Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Your glorying is not good: know ye not that a little leauen leaueneth the whole lumpe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump {of dough?}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
- American Standard Version (1901)

This pride of yours is not good. Do you not see that a little leaven makes a change in all the mass?
- Basic English Bible

Your boasting [is] not good. Do ye not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
- Darby Bible

Your boasting is not good. Know ye not, that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
- Webster's Bible

It is no good thing--this which you make the ground of your boasting. Do you not know that a little yeast corrupts the whole of the dough?
- Weymouth Bible

Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?
- World English Bible

Youre gloriyng is not good. Witen ye not, that a litil sourdow apeyrith al the gobet?
- Wycliffe Bible

Not good [is] your glorying; have ye not known that a little leaven the whole lump doth leaven?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 5:6


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 5:6


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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 5:6

  • KBilly Manuel for verse 6
    A little evil goes a long way and has a great influence on those who are ignorant of God's Word.
  • when we get ourselves into sins that are considered small, we might not know when we get deeply rooted in it which will eventually lead to destruction.

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