1 Corinthians 10:15-25 NIV

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 break1 a participation in the body of Christ?2

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17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body,3 for we all partake of the one loaf.

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18 Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices4 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?5

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20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons,6 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.7

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22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy?8 Are we stronger than he?9

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The Believer's Freedom

23 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial.10 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.

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24 Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.11

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25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,12

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