For I do not want you to be ignorant1 of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud2 and that they all passed through the sea.32
They were all baptized into4 Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
They all ate the same spiritual food54
and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock6 that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.
Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.76
Now these things occurred as examplesa8 to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.
Do not be idolaters,9 as some of them were; as it is written: "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry."b108
We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did--and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.119
We should not test the Lord,12 as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.1310
And do not grumble, as some of them did14--and were killed15 by the destroying angel.1611
These things happened to them as examples17 and were written down as warnings for us,18 on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.1912
So, if you think you are standing firm,20 be careful that you don't fall!
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful;21 he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.22 But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.