1 Corinthians 10:16-26 NIV

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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The Believer’s Freedom

23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.

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24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

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

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26 for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”a

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