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1 Corinthians 10:16-26 (New Century Version)

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16 We give thanks for the cup of blessing, which is a sharing in the blood of Christ. And the bread that we break is a sharing in the body of Christ. 17 Because there is one loaf of bread, we who are many are one body, because we all share that one loaf. 18 Think about the Israelites: Do not those who eat the sacrifices share in the altar? 19 I do not mean that the food sacrificed to an idol is important. I do not mean that an idol is anything at all. 20 But I say that what is sacrificed to idols is offered to demons, not to God. And I do not want you to share anything with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons also. You cannot share in the Lord's table and the table of demons. 22 Are we trying to make the Lord jealous? We are not stronger than he is, are we? 23 "We are allowed to do all things," but all things are not good for us to do. "We are allowed to do all things," but not all things help others grow stronger. 24 Do not look out only for yourselves. Look out for the good of others also. 25 Eat any meat that is sold in the meat market. Do not ask questions to see if it is meat you think is wrong to eat. 26 You may eat it, "because the earth belongs to the Lord, and everything in it."
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