Are Heb.12:6 and 1 Cor. 5:5 essentially describing similar punishments?
1 Corinthians 5:5: "I 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."
The above translation is incorrect, the original Greek text does not say HIS spirit but "the" spirit. The NHEB, WNT, WEB, and YTL render the verse like the KJV below.
1 Corinthians 5:5 KJV
5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that THE spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Alternate reading as noted by the footnotes NET
Footnotes NET 1 Corinthians 5:5 tn Or perhaps “turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of your fleshly works, so that your spirit may be saved…”; Grk
1 Corinthians 5:5 NET [Your and Congregation]] Inserted in the verse by me--meaning the spirit of the congregation.
5 hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so
that [Your} spirit [of the congregation]may be saved[a] in the day
of the Lord.[b]
Sexual Immorality Rebuked: 1 Cor.5:1-2.
This is a command to expel a man that had sexual relationships with his father's wife. This man would then become part of the world over which Satan is the god and ruler: [1 John 5:19] The expulsion would result in the destruction of the flesh-removal of the corrupting influence, on the other hand, the spirit of the congregation would be preserved. 2 Tim. 4:22 " The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you."
1 Corinthians 5:1-2, 13 NASB
5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you,
and sexual immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the
Gentiles, namely, that someone has his father’s wife. 2 [a]You have
become [b]arrogant and [c]have not mourned instead so that the one who
had done this deed would be removed from your midst.13 But those who
are outside, God [l]judges. Remove the evil person from among
Do Not Grow Weary or halfhearted in the race for life.Heb 12;3-6
They were getting tired of having to face the reproaches of godless people. (Heb. 12:3) They failed to realize that the harsh treatment from opposers served as discipline from God and confirmed that he loved them deeply as his sons.
Hebrews 12:3-6 NET
3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against
himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. 4 In your
struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of
shedding your blood. 5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that
addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline
of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. 6 For the Lord
disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he
NO, It is essentially describing two different kinds of punishment. Hebrews 12:6 It is beneficial punishment. 1 Cor. 5:5 results in disfellowship of an unrepentant sinner from the congregation thus preserving the spiritual unity of the congregation.