5:9-end ; 1Corinthians 6:1-5 [Arabic]|
wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral
people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of
this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since
then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you
not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral,
or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an
extortioner--not even to eat with such a person.
For what have I
to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who
are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore "put away from
yourselves the evil person." Dare any of you, having a matter against
another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do
you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will
be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you
not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to
this life? If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this
life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge?
I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among
you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?
be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His
abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance
incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in
heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for
salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you
greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been
grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much
more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be
found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom
having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing,
you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of
your faith--the salvation of your souls.
Of this salvation the
prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace
that would come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit
of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the
sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. To them it was
revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the
things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached
the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things which angels
desire to look into.
the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When
they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more
fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word
with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether
these things were so. Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few
of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men. But when the Jews from
Thessalonica learned that the word of God was preached by Paul at Berea,
they came there also and stirred up the crowds. Then immediately the
brethren sent Paul away, to go to the sea; but both Silas and Timothy
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St. Maruta (Maruthas) the Bishop.|
acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,"
And You forgave
the iniquity of my sin.
one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket,
but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of
the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body
also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of
darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not
darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark,
the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp
gives you light."