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1 Corinthians 10 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brothers and sisters, here is what I want you to know about our people who lived long ago. They were all led by the cloud. They all walked through the Red 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 They were all 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 They all ate the same supernatural food. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food
4 They all drank the same supernatural water. They drank from the supernatural rock that went with them. That 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 God was not pleased with most of them. Their bodies were scattered all over the desert. 5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.
6 Now those things happened as examples for us. They are supposed to keep us from longing for evil things, as the people of Israel did. 6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.
7 So don't worship statues of gods, as some of them did. It is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink. Then they got up to dance wildly in front of their god."#1(Exodus 32:6)#2 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 should not commit sexual sins, as some of them did. In one day 23,000 of them died. 8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did--and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.
9 We should not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did. They were killed by snakes. 9 We should not test the Lord, as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.
10 Don't tell your leaders how unhappy you are with them. That's what some of the people of Israel did. And they were killed by the destroying angel. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did--and were killed by the destroying angel.
11 Those things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who are living at the time when God's work is being completed. 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 be careful. When you think you are standing firm, you might fall. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
13 You are tempted in the same way all other human beings are. God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted any more than you can take. But when you are tempted, God will give you a way out so that you can stand up under 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 My dear friends, run away from statues of gods. Don't worship them. 14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
15 I'm talking to people who are reasonable. Judge for yourselves what I say. 15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
16 When we give thanks for the cup at the Lord's Supper, aren't we sharing in the blood of Christ? When we break the bread, aren't we sharing 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 Just as there is one loaf, so we who are many are one body. We all eat from the one loaf. 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
18 Think about the people of Israel. Don't those who eat the offerings share in the altar? 18 Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?
19 Do I mean that what is offered to a statue of a god is anything? Do I mean that a statue of a god is anything? 19 Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?
20 No! But what is offered by those who worship statues of gods is really offered to demons. It is not offered to God. I don't want you to be sharing 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 can't drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too. You can't have a part in both the Lord's table 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 Are we trying to make the Lord jealous? Are we stronger than he is? 22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
23 You say, "Everything is permitted." But not everything is good for us. Again you say, "Everything is permitted." But not everything builds us up. 23 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.
24 We should not look out for our own interests. Instead, we should look out for the interests of others. 24 Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
25 Eat anything that is sold in the meat market. Don't ask if it's right or wrong. 25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,
26 Scripture says, "The earth belongs to the Lord. And so does everything in it."#1(Psalm 24:1)#2 26 for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
27 Suppose an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go. Then eat anything that is put in front of you. Don't ask if it's 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 suppose someone says to you, "This food has been offered to a statue of a god." Then don't eat it. Keep in mind the good of the one who told you. And don't eat because of a sense of what is 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 I'm talking about the other person's sense of what is right and wrong, not yours. Why should my freedom be judged by what someone else thinks? 29 the other man's conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another's conscience?
30 Suppose I give thanks when I eat. Then why should I be blamed for eating food I thank God for? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
31 So eat and drink and do everything else for the glory of God. 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
32 Don't do anything that causes another person to trip and fall. It doesn't matter if that person is a Jew or a Greek or a member of God's church. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God--
33 Follow my example. I try to please everyone in every way. I'm not looking out for what is good for me. I'm looking out for the interests of others. I do it so that they might 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.