1 Corinthians 10
The sacraments of the Jews,
1 Corinthians 10:1 Moreouer brethren, I would not that yee should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were vnder the cloud, and all passed thorow the Sea: 1 Corinthians 10:2 And were all baptized vnto Moyses in the cloud, and in the sea: 1 Corinthians 10:3 And did all eat the same spirituall meat: 1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drinke the same spirituall drinke: (for they dranke of that spirituall Rocke that followed them: and that Rocke was Christ) 1 Corinthians 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were ouerthrowen in the wildernesse.
are types of ours,
1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent wee should not lust after euil things, as they also lusted.
and their punishments,
1 Corinthians 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as [were] some of them, as it is written, The people sate downe to eate and drinke, and rose vp to play. 1 Corinthians 10:8 Neither let vs commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twentie thousand. 1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let vs tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmure ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
examples for us.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened vnto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, vpon whom the ends of the world are come. 1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore, let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man: but God is faithfull, who wil not suffer you to bee tempted aboue that you are able: but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may bee able to beare it.
We must flee from idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore my dearely beloued, flee from idolatrie. 1 Corinthians 10:15 I speake as to wise men: iudge ye what I say. 1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which wee blesse, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we breake, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 1 Corinthians 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 1 Corinthians 10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the Altar? 1 Corinthians 10:19 What say I then? that the idole is any thing? or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 1 Corinthians 10:20 But [I say] that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to deuils, and not to God: and I would not that yee should haue fellowship with deuils.
We must not make the Lord's table the table of devils:
1 Corinthians 10:21 Yee cannot drinke the cup of the Lord, and the cup of deuils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lords Table, and of the table of deuils. 1 Corinthians 10:22 Doe we prouoke the Lord to iealousie? are we stronger then he? 1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawfull for me, but all things are not expedient: All things are lawfull for mee, but all things edifie not.
and in things indifferent we must have regards of our brethren.
1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seeke his owne: but euery man anothers wealth. 1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatsoeuer is solde in the shambles, that eate, asking no question for conscience sake. 1 Corinthians 10:26 For the earth is the Lords, and the fulnesse thereof. 1 Corinthians 10:27 If any of them that beleeue not, bid you [to a feast], and yee be disposed to goe, whatsoeuer is set before you, eate, asking no question for conscience sake. 1 Corinthians 10:28 But if any man say vnto you, This is offered in sacrifice vnto idoles, eate not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake. The earth is the Lords, and the fulnesse thereof. 1 Corinthians 10:29 Conscience I say, not thine owne, but of the others: for why is my libertie iudged of another mans conscience? 1 Corinthians 10:30 For, if I by grace be a partaker, why am I euill spoken of, for that for which I giue thankes? 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therfore ye eat or drinke, or whatsoeuer ye doe, doe all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:32 Giue none offence, neither to the Iewes, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God: 1 Corinthians 10:33 Euen as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine owne profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saued.