1 Corinthians 10:14-24 NIV

Idol Feasts and the Lord's Supper

14 Therefore, my dear friends,1 flee from idolatry.2

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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 break3 a participation in the body of Christ?4

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17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body,5 for we all partake of the one loaf.

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18 Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices6 participate in the altar?

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19 Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?7

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20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons,8 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.9

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22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy?10 Are we stronger than he?11

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The Believer's Freedom

23 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial.12 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.

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24 Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.13

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