So, if you think you are standing firm,1 be careful that you don't fall!
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful;2 he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.3 But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Therefore, my dear friends,4 flee from idolatry.515
I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break6 a participation in the body of Christ?717
Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body,8 for we all partake of the one loaf.
Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices9 participate in the altar?
Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?1020
No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons,11 not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.1222
Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy?13 Are we stronger than he?14