and 5all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.
Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for 6they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as 7they did.
78Do not be idolaters 9as some of them were; as it is written, 10"The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play."
811We must not indulge in sexual immorality 12as some of them did, and 13twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.
We must not put Christb to the test, 14as some of them did and 15were destroyed by serpents,
nor grumble, 16as some of them did and 17were destroyed by 18the Destroyer.
Now these things happened to them as an example, but 19they were written down for our instruction, 20on whom the end of the ages has come.
Therefore 21let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. 22God is faithful, and 23he 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.