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1 For it is my desire, my brothers, that you may keep in mind how all our fathers were under the cloud, and they all went through the sea; 1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.
2 And they all had baptism from Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
3 And they all took the same holy food; 3 They all ate the same spiritual food
4 And the same holy drink: for they all took of the water from the holy rock which came after them: and the rock was Christ. 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.
5 But with most of them God was not pleased: for they came to their end in the waste land. 5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.
6 Now these things were for an example to us, so that our hearts might not go after evil things, as they did. 6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.
7 Then do not go after false gods, as some of them did; as it is said in the holy Writings, After resting and feasting, the people got up to take their pleasure. 7 Do not be idolaters, 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."
8 Again, let us not give way to the desires of the flesh, as some of them did, of whom twenty-three thousand came to their end in one day. 8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did--and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.
9 And let us not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did, and came to their death by snakes. 9 We should not test the Lord, as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.
10 And do not say evil things against the Lord, as some of them did, and destruction overtook them. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did--and were killed by the destroying angel.
11 Now these things were done as an example; and were put down in writing for our teaching, on whom the last days have come. 11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.
12 So let him who seems to himself to be safe go in fear of a fall. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
13 You have been put to no test but such as is common to man: and God is true, who will not let any test come on you which you are not able to undergo; but he will make with the test a way out of it, so that you may be able to go through it. 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
14 For this cause, my dear brothers, give no worship to false gods. 14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
15 What I am saying is for wise men, do you be the judges of it. 15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
16 The cup of blessing which we take, does it not give us a part in the blood of Christ? and is not the broken bread a taking part in the body of Christ? 16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?
17 Because we, being a number of persons, are one bread, we are one body: for we all take part in the one bread. 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
18 See Israel after the flesh: do not those who take as food the offerings of the altar take a part in the altar? 18 Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?
19 Do I say, then, that what is offered to images is anything, or that the image is anything? 19 Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?
20 What I say is that the things offered by the Gentiles are offered to evil spirits and not to God; and it is not my desire for you to have any part with evil spirits. 20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.
21 It is not possible for you, at the same time, to take the cup of the Lord and the cup of evil spirits; you may not take part in the table of the Lord and the table of evil spirits. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.
22 Or may we be the cause of envy to the Lord? are we stronger than he? 22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
23 We are free to do all things, but there are things which it is not wise to do. We are free to do all things, but not all things are for the common good. 23 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.
24 Let a man give attention not only to what is good for himself, but equally to his neighbour's good. 24 Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
25 Whatever meat may be had at the public market, take as food without question of right or wrong; 25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,
26 For the earth is the Lord's and all things in it. 26 for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
27 If a Gentile makes a feast for you, and you are pleased to go as a guest, take whatever is put before you, without question of right or wrong. 27 If some unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience.
28 But if anyone says to you, This food has been used as an offering, do not take it, on account of him who said it, and on account of his sense of right and wrong: 28 But if anyone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience' sake--
29 Right and wrong, I say, not for you, but for the other man; for the fact that I am free is not dependent on another man's sense of right or wrong. 29 the other man's conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another's conscience?
30 But if I give praise to God for the food which I take, let no man say evil of me for that reason. 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
31 So then, if it is a question of food or drink, or any other thing, whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
32 Give no cause of trouble to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God--
33 Even as I give way to all men in all things, not looking for profit for myself, but for the good of others, that they may get salvation. 33 even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.