1 Corinthians 10
The sacraments of the Jews,
1 Corinthians 10:1 Brethren, I wolde not that ye shulde be ignoraunt, howe that our fathers were all vnder the cloude, and all passed thorowe the see, 1 Corinthians 10:2 and were all baptysed vnder Moses in the cloude and in the see: 1 Corinthians 10:3 and dyd all eate of one spirituall meate 1 Corinthians 10:4 and dyd all dryncke of one maner of spirituall dryncke. And they drancke of that spirituall rocke that folowed them, whych rocke was Chryst. 1 Corinthians 10:5 But in many of them had God no delyte: For they were ouerthrowen in the wyldernes.
are types of ours,
1 Corinthians 10:6 These weare ensamples to vs that we shuld not lust after euyll thynges, as they lusted.
and their punishments,
1 Corinthians 10:7 And þt ye shuld not be worshyppers of ymages, as were some of them, accordynge as it is wrytten: The people sate downe to eate & drincke, & rose vp to playe. 1 Corinthians 10:8 Nether let vs be defyled wt fornicacyon, as some of them were defyled wyth fornicacyon, & fell in one daye .xxiij. thousand. 1 Corinthians 10:9 Nether let vs tempte Christ, as some of them tempted, & were destroyed of serpentes. 1 Corinthians 10:10 Nether murmure ye, as some of them murmured, & were destroyed of þe destroyer.
examples for us.
1 Corinthians 10:11 All these thynges happened vnto them for ensamples, but are wrytten to put vs in remembraunce, whom þe endes of þe worlde are come vpon. 1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherfore, let him þt thynketh he stondeth, take hede, lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Ther hath none other temptacyon taken you, but soche as foloweth þe nature of man. But God is faythfull whych shall not suffer you to be tempted aboue youre strength: but shall in þe myddes of the temptacyon make awaye, þt ye maye be able to beare it.
We must flee from idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherfore my deare beloued, fly from worshyppynge of ymages. 1 Corinthians 10:15 I speake as vnto them whych haue discrecyon, iudge ye what I saye. 1 Corinthians 10:16 Is not þe cupp of blessynge which we blesse, partakynge of þe bloude of Christ? 1 Corinthians 10:17 is not þe breed whych we breake, partetakynge of þe body of Chryst? because þt we (though we be many) yet are one breed & one bodye, in as moche as we all are partakers of one bred. 1 Corinthians 10:18 Behold Israel after þe flessh. Are not they which eate of the sacrifyce, partakers of the temple? 1 Corinthians 10:19 What saye I then? that the ymage is eny thynge? or that it whych is offered to ymages, is eny thynge? 1 Corinthians 10:20 Nay, but thys I saye: þt the thynges whych the gentyls offer, they offer to deuyls, and not to God. I wolde not that ye shulde haue felloshyppe wyth þe deuyls.
We must not make the Lord's table the table of devils:
1 Corinthians 10:21 Ye can not dryncke of the cup of þe Lorde, and of the cup of deuyls. Ye cannot be the partakers of the Lordes table, and of the table of deuelles. 1 Corinthians 10:22 Ether do we prouoke the Lord? Are we stronger then he? I maye do all thynges, but all thynges are not expedient. 1 Corinthians 10:23 I maye do all thynges, but all thynges edifye not.
and in things indifferent we must have regards of our brethren.
1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seke that whych is hys awne: but let euery man seke that whych belongeth to another: 1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatsoeuer is solde in the flesshe market, that eate, and aske no questyon for conscyence sake. 1 Corinthians 10:26 For the erth is the Lordes, and all that therin is. 1 Corinthians 10:27 If eny of them whych beleue not, byd you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go, whatsoeuer is sett before you, eate, askynge no questyon for conscience sake. 1 Corinthians 10:28 But and yf eny man saye vnto you: thys is offred vnto ymages, eate not of it for hys sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake. The erth is the Lordes and all that therin is. 1 Corinthians 10:29 Conscience I saye, not thyne, but of the other. For why is my liberte, iudged of another mannes conscience? 1 Corinthians 10:30 For yf I take my parte with thankes, why am I euyll spoken of, for that thynge wherfore I geue thankes? 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therfore ye eate or dryncke, or whatsoeuer ye do, do all to the prayse of God. 1 Corinthians 10:32 Se that ye geue none occasyon of euyll, nether to the Iewes, nor yet to þe gentyls, nether to the congregacyon of God: 1 Corinthians 10:33 euen as I please all men in all thynges, not sekynge myne awne profet, but the profet of many, that they myght be saued.