81We must not indulge in sexual immorality 2as some of them did, and 3twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.
We must not put Christa to the test, 4as some of them did and 5were destroyed by serpents,
nor grumble, 6as some of them did and 7were destroyed by 8the Destroyer.
Now these things happened to them as an example, but 9they were written down for our instruction, 10on whom the end of the ages has come.
Therefore 11let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. 12God is faithful, and 13he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Therefore, my beloved, 14flee from idolatry.
I speak 15as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
1616The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? 17The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Because there is one bread, we who are many are 18one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
Consider 19the people of Israel:b20are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar?