if I can somehow make my own people jealous and save some of them.
For though absent in body but present in spirit, I have already decided about him who has done this thing as though I were present.
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, along with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus,
turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.
For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.
For consider how much diligence this very thing-- this grieving as God wills-- has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you have commended yourselves to be pure in this matter.
So even though I wrote to you, it was not because of the one who did wrong, or because of the one who was wronged, but in order that your diligence for us might be made plain to you in the sight of God.
Be conscientious about yourself and your teaching; persevere in these things, for by doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.
I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a burning stick snatched from a fire, yet you did not return to Me-- the LORD's declaration.
The LORD said to Satan: "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! May the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Isn't this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?"
If anyone's work is burned up, it will be lost, but he will be saved; yet it will be like an escape through fire.
"If a fabric is contaminated with mildew-- in wool or linen fabric,
in the warp or woof of linen or wool, or in leather or anything made of leather--
and if the contamination is green or red in the fabric, the leather, the warp, the woof, or any leather article, it is a mildew contamination and is to be shown to the priest.
The priest is to examine the contamination and quarantine the contaminated fabric for seven days.
The priest is to reexamine the contamination on the seventh day. If it has spread in the fabric, the warp, the woof, or the leather, regardless of how it is used, the contamination is harmful mildew; it is unclean.
He is to burn the fabric, the warp or woof in wool or linen, or any leather article, which is contaminated. Since it is harmful mildew it must be burned up.
"When the priest examines [it], if the contamination has not spread in the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article,
the priest is to order whatever is contaminated to be washed and quarantined for another seven days.
After it has been washed, the priest is to reexamine the contamination. If the appearance of the contaminated article has not changed, it is unclean. Even though the contamination has not spread, you must burn up the fabric. It is a fungus on the front or back [of the fabric].
"If the priest examines [it], and the contamination has faded after it has been washed, he must cut the contaminated section out of the fabric, the leather, or the warp or woof.
But if it reappears in the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article, it has broken out again. You must burn up whatever is contaminated.
But if the contamination disappears from the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article, which have been washed, it is to be washed again, and it will be clean.
"This is the law concerning a mildew contamination in wool or linen fabric, warp or woof, or any leather article, in order to pronounce it clean or unclean."
Whoever lies down in the house is to wash his clothes, and whoever eats in it is to wash his clothes.
Any clothing or leather on which there is an emission of semen must be washed with water, and it will remain unclean until evening.
All of us have become like something unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment; all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.
Blind, they stumbled in the streets, defiled by this blood, so that no one dared to touch their garments.
Now Joshua was dressed with filthy clothes as he stood before the Angel.
So He spoke to those standing before Him, "Take off his filthy clothes!" Then He said to him, "See, I have removed your guilt from you, and I will clothe you with splendid robes."
Then I said, "Let them put a clean turban on his head." So a clean turban was placed on his head, and they clothed him in garments while the Angel of the LORD was standing nearby.
I wrote to you in a letter not to associate with sexually immoral people--
by no means referring to this world's immoral people, or to the greedy and swindlers, or to idolaters; otherwise you would have to leave the world.
But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother who is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a reviler, a drunkard or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.
Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don't associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.
But you have a few people in Sardis who have not defiled their clothes, and they will walk with Me in white, because they are worthy.
I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire so that you may be rich, and white clothes so that you may be dressed and your shameful nakedness not be exposed, and ointment to spread on your eyes so that you may see.