1 Corinthians 10
The sacraments of the Jews,
1 Corinthians 10:1 For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant, how that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 1 Corinthians 10:2 and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 1 Corinthians 10:3 and did all eat the same spiritual meat; 1 Corinthians 10:4 and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:5 Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
are types of ours,
1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil 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 sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 1 Corinthians 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt the Lord, as some of them tempted, and perished by the serpents. 1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.
examples for us.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now these things happened unto them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages 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 man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.
We must flee from idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 1 Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of Christ? 1 Corinthians 10:17 seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we all partake of the one bread. 1 Corinthians 10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they which eat the sacrifices communion with the altar? 1 Corinthians 10:19 What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 1 Corinthians 10:20 But [I say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have communion with devils.
We must not make the Lord's table the table of devils:
1 Corinthians 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of devils. 1 Corinthians 10:22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? 1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful; but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful; but all things edify not.
and in things indifferent we must have regards of our brethren.
1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but [each] his neighbour's [good]. 1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience sake; 1 Corinthians 10:26 for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 1 Corinthians 10:27 If one of them that believe not biddeth you [to a feast], and ye are disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 1 Corinthians 10:28 But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered in sacrifice, eat not, for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: 1 Corinthians 10:29 conscience, I say, not thine own, but the other's; for why is my liberty judged by another conscience? 1 Corinthians 10:30 If I by grace partake, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:32 Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God: 1 Corinthians 10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of the many, that they may be saved.