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1 For I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed 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 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 3 They all ate the same spiritual food
4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed 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 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.
6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.
7 Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play." 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 We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did--and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.
9 We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 9 We should not test the Lord, as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.
10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did--and were killed by the destroying angel.
11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has 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 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he 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. 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 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
15 I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
16 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation 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 there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of 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 Consider the people of Israel:are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar? 18 Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?
19 What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 19 Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?
20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. 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 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 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 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? 22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up. 23 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.
24 Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 24 Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,
26 For "the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof." 26 for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
27 If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 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 someone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience-- 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 I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else's conscience? 29 the other man's conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another's conscience?
30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
31 So, whether you eat or drink, or 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 offense 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 just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. 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.