1 Corinthians 10:2-12 NIV

2 They were all baptized into1 Moses in the cloud and in the sea.

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3 They all ate the same spiritual food2

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4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock3 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 over the desert.4

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6 Now these things occurred as examplesa5 to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.

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    • a 10:6 - Or "types"; also in verse 11
      7 Do not be idolaters,6 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."b7

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        • b 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.8

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          9 We should not test the Lord,9 as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.10

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          10 And do not grumble, as some of them did11--and were killed12 by the destroying angel.13

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          11 These things happened to them as examples14 and were written down as warnings for us,15 on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.16

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              12 So, if you think you are standing firm,17 be careful that you don't fall!

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