1 Corinthians 10:1-11 ESV

Warning Against Idolatry

1 For I want you to know, brothers,a that our fathers were all under 1the cloud, and all 2passed through the sea,

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    • … 10:1 - Or brothers and sisters
      2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
      3 and 3all ate the same 4spiritual food,

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      4 and 5all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.

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      5 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for 6they were overthrown in the wilderness.

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      6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as 7they did.

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      7 8Do not be idolaters 9as some of them were; as it is written, 10"The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play."

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          8 11We must not indulge in sexual immorality 12as some of them did, and 13twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.

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          9 We must not put Christb to the test, 14as some of them did and 15were destroyed by serpents,

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            • † 10:9 - Some manuscripts the Lord
              10 nor grumble, 16as some of them did and 17were destroyed by 18the Destroyer.

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              11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but 19they were written down for our instruction, 20on whom the end of the ages has come.

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