1 Corinthians 10:1-22 NIV

Warnings From Israel’s History

1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.

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2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.

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3 They all ate the same spiritual food

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4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

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5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

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6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.

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      7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”a

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        • y 10:7 - Exodus 32:6
          8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.

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          9 We should not test Christ,b as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.

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            • z 10:9 - Some manuscripts "test the Lord"
              10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.

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              11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.

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                  12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!

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                  13 No temptationc has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be temptedd beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,e he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

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                    • { 10:13 - The Greek for "temptation" and "tempted" can also mean "testing" and "tested" .
                    • | 10:13 - The Greek for "temptation" and "tempted" can also mean "testing" and "tested" .
                    • } 10:13 - The Greek for "temptation" and "tempted" can also mean "testing" and "tested" .

                      Idol Feasts and the Lord’s Supper

                      14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

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                      15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
                      16 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 break a participation in the body of Christ?

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                      17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

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                      18 Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

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                      19 Do I mean then that food sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?

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                      20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.

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                      21 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.

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                      22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

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                      • a 10:7 - Exodus 32:6
                      • b 10:9 - Some manuscripts "test the Lord"
                      • c 10:13 - The Greek for "temptation" and "tempted" can also mean "testing" and "tested" .
                      • d 10:13 - The Greek for "temptation" and "tempted" can also mean "testing" and "tested" .
                      • e 10:13 - The Greek for "temptation" and "tempted" can also mean "testing" and "tested" .
                      • f 10:26 - Psalm 24:1