1 Corinthians 10
The sacraments of the Jews,
1 Corinthians 10:1 And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 1 Corinthians 10:2 and all to Moses were baptized in the cloud, and in the sea; 1 Corinthians 10:3 and all the same spiritual food did eat, 1 Corinthians 10:4 and all the same spiritual drink did drink, for they were drinking of a spiritual rock following them, and the rock was the Christ; 1 Corinthians 10:5 but in the most of them God was not well pleased, for they were strewn in the wilderness,
are types of ours,
1 Corinthians 10:6 and those things became types of us, for our not passionately desiring evil things, as also these did desire.
and their punishments,
1 Corinthians 10:7 Neither become ye idolaters, as certain of them, as it hath been written, 'The people sat down to eat and to drink, and stood up to play;' 1 Corinthians 10:8 neither may we commit whoredom, as certain of them did commit whoredom, and there fell in one day twenty-three thousand; 1 Corinthians 10:9 neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish; 1 Corinthians 10:10 neither murmur ye, as also some of them did murmur, and did perish by the destroyer.
examples for us.
1 Corinthians 10:11 And all these things as types did happen to those persons, and they were written for our admonition, to whom the end of the ages did come, 1 Corinthians 10:12 so that he who is thinking to standlet him observe, lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation hath taken youexcept human; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able, but He will make, with the temptation, also the outlet, for your being able to bear [it].
We must flee from idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from the idolatry; 1 Corinthians 10:15 as to wise men I speakjudge ye what I say: 1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of the blessing that we blessis it not the fellowship of the blood of the Christ? the bread that we breakis it not the fellowship of the body of the Christ? 1 Corinthians 10:17 because one bread, one body, are we the manyfor we all of the one bread do partake. 1 Corinthians 10:18 See Israel according to the flesh! are not those eating the sacrifices in the fellowship of the altar? 1 Corinthians 10:19 what then do I say? that an idol is anything? or that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything? 1 Corinthians 10:20 [no,] but that the things that the nations sacrificethey sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not wish you to come into the fellowship of the demons.
We must not make the Lord's table the table of devils:
1 Corinthians 10:21 Ye are not able the cup of the Lord to drink, and the cup of demons; ye are not able of the table of the Lord to partake, and of the table of demons; 1 Corinthians 10:22 do we arouse the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than He? 1 Corinthians 10:23 All things to me are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things to me are lawful, but all things do not build up;
and in things indifferent we must have regards of our brethren.
1 Corinthians 10:24 let no one seek his ownbut each another's. 1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatever in the meat-market is sold eat ye, not inquiring, because of the conscience, 1 Corinthians 10:26 for the Lord's [is] the earth, and its fulness; 1 Corinthians 10:27 and if any one of the unbelieving do call you, and ye wish to go, all that is set before you eat, nothing inquiring, because of the conscience; 1 Corinthians 10:28 and if any one may say to you, 'This is a thing sacrificed to an idol,'do not eat, because of that one who shewed [it], and of the conscience, for the Lord's [is] the earth and its fulness: 1 Corinthians 10:29 and conscience, I say, not of thyself, but of the other, for why [is it] that my liberty is judged by another's conscience? 1 Corinthians 10:30 and if I thankfully do partake, why am I evil spoken of, for that for which I give thanks? 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether, then, ye eat, or drink, or do anything, do all to the glory of God; 1 Corinthians 10:32 become offenceless, both to Jews and Greeks, and to the assembly of God; 1 Corinthians 10:33 as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of manythat they may be saved.