1 Corinthians 10
The sacraments of the Jews,
1 Corinthians 10:1 Brethren I would not þt ye should be ignoraunte of this, howe that oure fathers were all vnder a cloude, and al passed thorowe the sea, 1 Corinthians 10:2 and were all baptysed vnder Moyses, in the cloude, and in the sea: 1 Corinthians 10:3 and dyd al eate of one spyrytual meate, 1 Corinthians 10:4 and dyd al drincke of one maner of spyrytual drincke. And they drancke of that spyrytuall rocke that folowed them, which rocke was Christe. 1 Corinthians 10:5 But in manie of them had God no delite. For they were ouerthrowen in the wyldernes.
are types of ours,
1 Corinthians 10:6 These are ensamples to vs that we should not luste after euyll thinges, as they lusted.
and their punishments,
1 Corinthians 10:7 Neyther be ye worshippers of Images as were some of them accordynge at it is written: The people sate doune to eate and drynke, and rose vp agayne to playe. 1 Corinthians 10:8 Neyther let vs committe fornicacion as some of them committed fornycacyon, and were destroied in one day .xxiij. thousand. 1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let vs tempte Christe as some of them tempted, and were destroyed of serpentes. 1 Corinthians 10:10 Neyther murmure ye as some of them murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
examples for us.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Al these thinges happened vnto them for ensamples, and were written to put vs in remembraunce, whom the endes of the world are come vpon. 1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherfore let him that thynketh he standeth, take hede leste he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath none other temptacion taken you, but suche as foloweth the nature of man. But God is faythful whiche shall not suffre you to be tempted aboue your strength: but shall in the middest of the temptacion make a waye to escape out.
We must flee from idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherfore my deare beloued, fle from worshipping of Idols. 1 Corinthians 10:15 I speake as vnto them, whiche haue dyscrecion, iudge ye what I saye. 1 Corinthians 10:16 Is not þe cuppe of blessinge whiche we blesse, partaking of that bloude of Christe? 1 Corinthians 10:17 is not the breade which we breake, partakinge of the bodye of Christ? because that we (thoughe we be manye) yet are one bodye in as muche as we all are partakers of one breade. 1 Corinthians 10:18 Beholde Israell whiche walketh carnally. Are not they which eate of the sacrifyce, partakers of the aultre? 1 Corinthians 10:19 What saye I then? that the Image is any thinge? or that it whiche is offered to Images is anye thinge? 1 Corinthians 10:20 Naye, but I saye, that these thinges, whiche the Gentyles offer, they offer to deuyls, and not to God. And I woulde not þt ye should haue felloushippe wt the deuyls.
We must not make the Lord's table the table of devils:
1 Corinthians 10:21 Ye can not drinke of the cuppe of the Lorde: and of the cuppe of the deuils. Ye can not be partakers of the Lordes table, and of the table of the deuils. 1 Corinthians 10:22 Either shall we prouoke the Lorde? Or are we stronger then he? All thinges are laufull vnto me, but all thinges are not expedient. 1 Corinthians 10:23 All thinges are lauful to me, but all thinges edifye not.
and in things indifferent we must have regards of our brethren.
1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seke his owne profyte: but let euerye man seke anothers wealth. 1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatsoeuer is solde in the market, that eate and axe no questions for consciens sake. 1 Corinthians 10:26 For the earth is the Lordes, and all that therin is. 1 Corinthians 10:27 Yf anye of them whiche beleue not, byd you to a feste, & yf ye be disposed to go, whatsoeuer is set before you, eate, axing no question for conscience sake. 1 Corinthians 10:28 But and yf anye man saye vnto you: this is dedicate vnto Idols, eate not of it for his sake that sheweth it, and for hurtyng of conscience (The earth is the Lordes, & al that therin is) 1 Corinthians 10:29 Conscience I saye, not thine but the conscience of that other. For why should my libertie be iudged of another mannes conscience? 1 Corinthians 10:30 For yf I take my parte wyth thankes: why am I euil spoken of for þe thinge, wherfore I geue thankes. 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therfore ye eate or drynke, or whatsoeuer ye do, do al to the praise of God. 1 Corinthians 10:32 See that ye geue occasion of euil, neither to þe Iewes, nor yet to the Gentiles, neither to the congregation of God: 1 Corinthians 10:33 euen as I please al men in al thinges, not sekinge myne owne profite, but the profit of manye, that they myghte be saued.