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Chapter 30: Of Church Censures$ 

Chapter 30: Of Church Censures

 

1. The Lord Jesus, as King and Head of His Church, has appointed a government in His Church, in the hand of Church officers, distinct from the civil magistrate.

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2. To these Church officers, the keys of the kingdom of heaven are committed. By virtue of these keys, they have power:

  • To retain and remit sins[1]
  • To shut that kingdom against the impenitent, both by the Word and censures
  • To open it to penitent sinners by the ministry of the Gospel, and by absolution from censures, as occasion might require.

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3. Church censures are necessary for:

·       The reclaiming and gaining of offending brethren

·       Deterring others from like offenses

·       Purging out that leaven that might infect the whole lump[2]

·       Vindicating[3] the honor of Christ and the holy profession of the Gospel

·       Preventing the wrath of God, which might justly fall upon the Church if they should allow His covenant and its seals to be profaned by notorious and obstinate offenders.

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4. For the better attaining of these ends, the officers of the Church are to proceed by admonition, suspension from the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper for a season, and by excommunication from the Church, according to the nature of the crime and the demerit of the person.

  $versebreak$Ch. 30:4$ 

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Ch. 30:1

 

Isaiah 9:6–7  (ESV)                    Back

6For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

 

 

Isaiah 9:6-7  (KJ3)                    Back

6 For a Child is born; to us, a Son is given; and the dominion is on His shoulder; and His name is called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 There is no end to the increase of His dominion and of peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it, and to sustain it with judgment and with righteousness, from now and to eternity. The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this.

 

 

Isaiah 9:6–7  (NASB95)                    Back

6For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.

 

 

Isaiah 9:6-7  (WEB)                    Back

6 For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on David’s throne, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this.

 

 

1 Timothy 5:17  (ESV)                    Back

17Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

 

 

1 Timothy 5:17  (KJ3)                    Back

17¶ Let the elders who take the lead well be counted worthy of double honor, especially the ones laboring in Word and teaching.

 

 

1 Timothy 5:17  (NASB95)                    Back

17The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

 

 

1 Timothy 5:17  (WEB)                    Back

17         Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12  (ESV)                    Back

12We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 But, brothers, we entreat you to know the ones laboring among you, and taking the lead of you in the Lord, and exhorting you,

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,

 

 

Acts 20:17, 28  (ESV)                    Back

17Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him.

28Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

 

 

Acts 20:17, 28  (KJ3)                    Back

17¶ And having sent to Ephesus from Miletus, he called for the elders of the assembly.

28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit placed you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God which He purchased through His own blood.

 

 

Acts 20:17, 28  (NASB95)                    Back

17From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church.

28“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

 

 

Acts 20:17, 28  (WEB)                    Back

17         From Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called to himself the elders of the assembly.

28 Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and  God which he purchased with his own blood.

 

 

Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24  (ESV)                    Back

7Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

24Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings.

 

 

Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24  (KJ3)                    Back

7 Remember your leaders who spoke the Word of God to you, considering the issue of their conduct, imitate their faith:

17 Yield to the ones taking the lead of you, and submit, for they watch for your souls, giving an account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning; for this would be unprofitable to you.

24 Greet all the ones leading you, also all the saints. The ones from Italy greet you.

 

 

Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24  (NASB95)                    Back

7Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.

17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

24Greet all of your leaders and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.

 

 

Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24  (WEB)                    Back

7           Remember your leaders, men who spoke to you the word of God, and considering the results of their conduct, imitate their faith.

17         Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.

24         Greet all of your leaders and all the saints. The Italians greet you.

 

 

1 Corinthians 12:28  (ESV)                    Back

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

 

 

1 Corinthians 12:28  (KJ3)                    Back

28 And God placed some in the assembly, firstly, apostles; secondly, prophets; thirdly, teachers; then works of power; then gifts of healing, helps, governings, kinds of languages.

 

 

1 Corinthians 12:28  (NASB95)                    Back

28And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.

 

 

1 Corinthians 12:28  (WEB)                    Back

28 God has set some in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages.

 

 

Matthew 28:18–20  (ESV)                    Back

18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

 

Matthew 28:18-20  (KJ3)                    Back

18 And coming up, Jesus spoke with them, saying, All authority in Heaven and on earth was given to Me.

19 Therefore having gone, disciple all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 teaching them to observe all things, as many things as I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the completion of the age. Amen.

 

 

Matthew 28:18–20  (NASB95)                    Back

18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

 

Matthew 28:18-20  (WEB)                    Back

18 Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.

19 Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

 

 

Ch. 30:2

 

Matthew 16:19  (ESV)                    Back

19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

 

 

Matthew 16:19  (KJ3)                    Back

19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven. And whatever you bind on earth shall be, having been bound in Heaven. And whatever you may loose on the earth shall be, having been loosed in Heaven.

 

 

Matthew 16:19  (NASB95)                    Back

19“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

 

 

Matthew 16:19  (WEB)                    Back

19 I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven; and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.”

 

 

Matthew 18:17–18  (ESV)                    Back

17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

 

 

Matthew 18:17-18  (KJ3)                    Back

17 But if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the assembly. And if he also refuses to hear the assembly, let him be to you as the pagan and the tax collector.

18 Truly I say to you, as many things as you bind on the earth will be, having been bound in Heaven. And as many things as you loose on the earth will be, having been loosed in Heaven.

 

 

Matthew 18:17–18  (NASB95)                    Back

17“If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18“Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.

 

 

Matthew 18:17-18  (WEB)                    Back

17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.

18 Most certainly I tell you, whatever things you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever things you release on earth will have been released in heaven.

 

 

John 20:21–23  (ESV)                    Back

21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

 

 

John 20:21-23  (KJ3)                    Back

21 Therefore Jesus said to them again, Peace to you. As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.

22 And saying this, He breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.

23 Of whomever you may remit the sins, they are remitted to them. Of whomever you hold, they have been held.

 

 

John 20:21–23  (NASB95)                    Back

21So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23“If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

 

 

John 20:21-23  (WEB)                    Back

21 Jesus therefore said to them again, “Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.”

22 When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit!

23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they have been forgiven them. If you retain anyone’s sins, they have been retained.”

 

 

2 Corinthians 2:6–8  (ESV)                    Back

6For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.

 

 

2 Corinthians 2:6-8  (KJ3)                    Back

6 This punishment by the majority is enough for such a one.

7 So that on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort such a one, that he not be swallowed up by the excessive grief.

8 So I beseech you to confirm your love to him.

 

 

2 Corinthians 2:6–8  (NASB95)                    Back

6Sufficient for such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the majority, 7so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.

 

 

2 Corinthians 2:6-8  (WEB)                    Back

6 This punishment which was inflicted by the many is sufficient for such a one;

7 so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.

8 Therefore I beg you to confirm your love toward him.

 

 

Ch. 30:3

 

1 Corinthians 5  (ESV)                    Back

1It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. 2And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. 3For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. 4When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. 6Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

 

 

1 Corinthians 5  (KJ3)                    Back

1¶ Everywhere it is heard that fornication is among you, and such fornication which is not named among the heathen, so as for someone to have his father’s wife.

2 And you are being puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that did this deed might be taken from your midst.

3 For as being absent in body, but being present in spirit, I have already judged the one who has perpetrated this deed, as being present:

4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being assembled with my spirit also, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5 to give over such a one to Satan for destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your boast is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens all the lump?

7¶ Therefore clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.

8 So then let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of malice and of wickedness, but with unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9¶ I wrote to you in the letter not to associate with fornicators;

10 and not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous one, or with rapacious ones, or with idolaters, since then you must go out of the world.

11 But now I wrote to you not to associate intimately; if anyone being named a brother and is either a fornicator, or a covetous one, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a rapacious one, with such a one not to eat.

12 For what is it to me also to judge the ones outside? Do you not judge those inside?

13 But God will judge the ones outside. “And take away from yourselves the wicked one.”

 

 

1 Corinthians 5  (NASB95)                    Back

1It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. 2You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst. 3For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present. 4In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5I 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. 6Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? 7Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 8Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5  (WEB)                    Back

1           It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles, that one has his father’s wife.

2 You are arrogant, and didn’t mourn instead, that he who had done this deed might be removed from among you.

3 For I most certainly, as being absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has done this thing.

4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5 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.

6           Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?

7 Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place.

8 Therefore let’s keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9           I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with sexual sinners;

10 yet not at all meaning with the sexual sinners of this world, or with the covetous and extortionists, or with idolaters; for then you would have to leave the world.

11 But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortionist. Don’t even eat with such a person.

12 For what do I have to do with also judging those who are outside? Don’t you judge those who are within?

13 But those who are outside, God judges. “Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.”

 

 

1 Timothy 5:20  (ESV)                    Back

20As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.

 

 

1 Timothy 5:20  (KJ3)                    Back

20 The ones sinning before all, rebuke, that the rest also may have fear.

 

 

1 Timothy 5:20  (NASB95)                    Back

20Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.

 

 

1 Timothy 5:20  (WEB)                    Back

20 Those who sin, reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.

 

 

Matthew 7:6  (ESV)                    Back

6“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

 

 

Matthew 7:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6 Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, nor throw your pearls before the pigs, that they should not trample them with their feet, and turning, they charge you.

 

 

Matthew 7:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

 

 

Matthew 7:6  (WEB)                    Back

6           “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

 

 

1 Timothy 1:20  (ESV)                    Back

20among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

 

 

1 Timothy 1:20  (KJ3)                    Back

20 of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I gave over to Satan, that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

 

 

1 Timothy 1:20  (NASB95)                    Back

20Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme.

 

 

1 Timothy 1:20  (WEB)                    Back

20 of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered to Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.

 

 

1 Corinthians 11:27–34  (ESV)                    Back

27Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world. 33So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another— 34if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come.

 

 

1 Corinthians 11:27-34  (KJ3)                    Back

27 So then whoever should eat this bread, or drink the cup of the Lord, unworthily, that one will be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat from the bread, and let him drink from the cup;

29 for the one eating and drinking unworthily eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.

30 Because of this many among you are weak and infirm, and a considerable number sleep.

31 For if we judged ourselves, we would not be judged.

32 But being judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we not be condemned with the world.

33 So that, my brothers, coming together to eat, wait for one another.

34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, that you may not come together for judgment. And the remaining things I will set in order whenever I come.

 

 

1 Corinthians 11:27–34  (NASB95)                    Back

27Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world. 33So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.

 

 

1 Corinthians 11:27-34  (WEB)                    Back

27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks the Lord’s cup in a way unworthy of the Lord will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.

29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy way eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he doesn’t discern the Lord’s body.

30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.

31 For if we discerned ourselves, we wouldn’t be judged.

32 But when we are judged, we are punished by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

33 Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest your coming together be for judgment. The rest I will set in order whenever I come.

 

 

Jude 23  (ESV)                    Back

23save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.

 

 

Jude 23  (KJ3)                    Back

23 But save others with fear, snatching them out of the fire, hating even the garment having been stained from the flesh.

 

 

Jude 23  (NASB95)                    Back

23save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

 

 

Jude 23  (WEB)                    Back

23 and some save, snatching them out of the fire with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.

 

 

Ch. 30:4

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12  (ESV)                    Back

12We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 But, brothers, we entreat you to know the ones laboring among you, and taking the lead of you in the Lord, and exhorting you,

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,

 

 

2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14–15  (ESV)                    Back

6Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.

14If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed. 15Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

 

 

2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15  (KJ3)                    Back

6¶ And we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to draw yourselves back from every brother walking in a disorderly way, and not according to the teaching which you received from us.

14 But if anyone does not obey our word through the letter, mark this one, and do not associate with him, that he be shamed.

15 But do not count him a hostile one, but warn him as a brother.

 

 

2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14–15  (NASB95)                    Back

6Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.

14If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame. 15Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

 

 

2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15  (WEB)                    Back

6           Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks in rebellion, and not after the tradition which they received from us.

14 If any man doesn’t obey our word in this letter, note that man, that you have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed.

15 Don’t count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:4–5, 13  (ESV)                    Back

4When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

13God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:4-5, 13  (KJ3)                    Back

4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being assembled with my spirit also, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5 to give over such a one to Satan for destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

13 But God will judge the ones outside. “And take away from yourselves the wicked one.”

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:4–5, 13  (NASB95)                    Back

4In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5I 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.

13But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:4-5, 13  (WEB)                    Back

4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5 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.

13 But those who are outside, God judges. “Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.”

 

 

Matthew 18:17  (ESV)                    Back

17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

 

 

Matthew 18:17  (KJ3)                    Back

17 But if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the assembly. And if he also refuses to hear the assembly, let him be to you as the pagan and the tax collector.

 

 

Matthew 18:17  (NASB95)                    Back

17“If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

 

 

Matthew 18:17  (WEB)                    Back

17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.

 

 

Titus 3:10  (ESV)                    Back

10As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,

 

 

Titus 3:10  (KJ3)                    Back

10 Reject a heretical man after a first and second admonition,

 

 

Titus 3:10  (NASB95)                    Back

10Reject a factious man after a first and second warning,

 

 

Titus 3:10  (WEB)                    Back

10 Avoid a factious man after a first and second warning,

 

 

Footnotes

 

Matthew 18:22  (ESV)                    Back

22Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

 

 

Matthew 18:22  (KJ3)                    Back

22 Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, Up to seven times, but, Up to seventy times seven.

 

 

Matthew 18:22  (NASB95)                    Back

22Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

 

 

Matthew 18:22  (WEB)                    Back

22         Jesus said to him, “I don’t tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:6–7  (ESV)                    Back

6Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:6-7  (KJ3)                    Back

6 Your boast is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens all the lump?

7¶ Therefore clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:6–7  (NASB95)                    Back

6Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? 7Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:6-7  (WEB)                    Back

6           Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?

7 Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place.

 

 



[1] As the WCF makes abundantly clear, forgiveness of sins in an absolute, eternal sense is the sole prerogative of God, who has ordained forgiveness of sins by grace alone, through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. But even individual believers are commanded, as the occasion demands, to forgive those who sin against them in this life (Matthew 18:22 $vr$PESV_Matthew 18$22.doc@03637@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Matthew.doc Matthew 18:22@03638@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Matthew 18$22.doc@03639@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Matthew.doc Matthew 18:22@03640@WEB) ). If all believers have power to forgive sins temporally, how much more the overseers of Christ’s Church. 

[2] This is a reference to 1 Corinthians 5:6–7 $vr$PESV_1 Corinthians 5$6-7.doc@00657@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\1 Corinthians.doc 1 Corinthians 5:6-7@00658@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_1 Corinthians 5$6-7.doc@00659@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\1 Corinthians.doc 1 Corinthians 5:6-7@00660@WEB) . A little bad leaven (baker’s yeast), like any microorganism, can multiply and spoil a whole batch of dough.

[3] vindicate: in this context, to confirm or to free from the reproach of an accusation

TR, NU omit “the Lord and”

TR and NU add “therefore”