1 Corinthians 10:11

11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.

1 Corinthians 10:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
ESV
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.
NLT
11 These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.
MSG
11 These are all warning markers - danger! - in our history books, written down so that we don't repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are parallel - they at the beginning, we at the end - and we are just as capable of messing it up as they were.
CSB
11 Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 10:11

Now all these things happened unto them
All these punishments came upon them in various ways, not by chance, but by the will of God, and as their sins deserved:

and were for ensamples;
to others, to their future posterity, and to the churches of God in all ages:

and they are written for our admonition;
that men in a church state particularly may take warning, by these instances of their sin and punishment, to avoid the one and escape the other, and not presume upon their external privileges and favours:

upon whom the ends of the world are come;
"or in whom the ends of ages are met"; for the apostle does not mean this material visible world, the universe and all things in it, which has continued, since the writing of this, about two thousand years: but the Jewish ages, or times of the Mosaic economy, which begun when these instances of sin and punishment were, and which now in the times of the apostles were at an end; everything in those periods that were figurative and emblematical, having their fulfilling end and accomplishment, and also were now abrogated: likewise the ages or times of Gentile darkness and ignorance may be intended, which now were come to an end, through the light of the Gospel, and the power of God attending the ministration of it; and hence the ends both of the Jewish and Gentile ages may be said to come upon, or meet in the apostles and their times, who had the advantage of looking back on former ones, and of receiving instruction from thence.

1 Corinthians 10:11 In-Context

9 We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.
10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.
12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. 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 endure it.

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