1Moreover,brethren, I wouldnot that ye should be ignorant , how thatallourfatherswereunder the cloud,andallpassedthrough the sea;2AndwereallbaptizeduntoMosesin the cloudandin the sea;3Anddidalleat the samespiritualmeat;4Anddidalldrink the samespiritualdrink:for they drankof that spiritualRock that followed them : and that RockwasChrist.5Butwithmany of themGodwasnot well pleased : for they were overthrownin the wilderness.6Now these thingswereouraexamples, to the intentweshouldnot lust after evilthings,as they alsolusted .
7Neither be yeidolaters,as were some of them;as it is written , The people sat down to eatanddrink , and rose up to play .
8Neither let us commit fornication , assome of themcommitted , andfellinonedaythree and twentythousand.9Neither let us temptChrist,assome of themalsotempted , and were destroyedofserpents.10Neither murmur ye , assome of themalsomurmured , and were destroyedof the destroyer.11Nowall these thingshappened unto them for examples:band they are writtenforouradmonition,uponwhom the ends of the world are come .
12Whereforelet him that thinketh he standeth take heedlest he fall .
There hathnotemptationtakenyoubut such as is common to man:butGod is faithful,whowillnotsufferyou to be temptedabovethat ye are able ; butwillwith the temptationalsomake a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14Wherefore,my dearly beloved,fleefromidolatry.15
I speakas to wise men;judgeyewhat I say .
The cup of blessingwhich we bless , is itnot the communion of the blood of Christ? The breadwhich we break , is itnot the communion of the body of Christ?17Forwe being manyareonebread, and onebody:for we areallpartakersof that onebread.18BeholdIsraelafter the flesh:arenotthey which eat of the sacrificespartakers of the altar?19What say Ithen?that the idolis any thing,orthat which is offered in sacrifice to idolsis any thing?20But I say, that the things which the Gentilessacrifice , they sacrifice to devils,andnot to God:and I wouldnot that ye should havefellowship with devils.21
Ye cannotdrink the cup of the Lord,and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord'stable,and of the table of devils.22
Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy ? are we stronger thanhe?23
All things are lawful for me,but all thingsarenotexpedient : all things are lawful for me,but all thingsedifynot.24Let no manseek his own,but every mananother's wealth.
25Whatsoever is soldin the shambles, that eat , askingnoquestionforconsciencesake:26For the earth is the Lord's,and the fulnessthereof.27Ifany of them that believe notbidyou to a feast, and ye be disposed to go ; whatsoever is set beforeyou,eat , askingnoquestionforconsciencesake.28Butif any mansay unto you,Thisis offered in sacrifice unto idols,eatnotfor his sake that shewed it , and for conscience sake:for the earth is the Lord's,and the fulnessthereof:29Conscience , I say , not thine own,but of the other:forwhyismylibertyjudgedofanother man's conscience?30ForifI by gracec be a partaker , why am I evil spoken of for that for whichI give thanks ?
31Whethertherefore ye eat , ordrink , orwhatsoever ye do , doallto the glory of God.32Give none offence,neither to the Jews,nor to the Gentiles,dnor to the church of God:33
Even asIpleaseall men in all things, notseeking mine ownprofit , but the profit of many,that they may be saved .