1 Corinthians 10:3-13 NIV

3 They all ate the same spiritual food1

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4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock2 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.3

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6 Now these things occurred as examplesa4 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,5 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."b6

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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.7

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          9 We should not test the Lord,8 as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.9

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          10 And do not grumble, as some of them did10--and were killed11 by the destroying angel.12

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          11 These things happened to them as examples13 and were written down as warnings for us,14 on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.15

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              12 So, if you think you are standing firm,16 be careful that you don't fall!

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              13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful;17 he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.18 But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

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