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1 Corinthians 10:5-15 (New International Version)

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5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.1 6 Now these things occurred as examplesa2 to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters,3 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."b4 8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did--and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.5 9 We should not test the Lord,6 as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.7 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did8--and were killed9 by the destroying angel.10 11 These things happened to them as examples11 and were written down as warnings for us,12 on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.13 12 So, if you think you are standing firm,14 be careful that you don't fall! 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful;15 he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.16 But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

Idol Feasts and the Lord's Supper

14 Therefore, my dear friends,17 flee from idolatry.18 15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
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