1 Corinthians, Chapter 10

10:1 For I would not, brothers, have you+ ignorant, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
10:2 and were all baptized to Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food;
10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.
10:5 Nevertheless with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
10:7 Neither be+ idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and 23,000 fell in one day.
10:9 Neither let us make trial of Christ, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents.
10:10 Neither murmur+, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.
10:11 Now these things happened to them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the [past] ages have come.
10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
10:13 No trial has taken you+ but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not allow you+ to be tried above what you+ are able; but will with the trial also make the way of escape, that you+ may be able to endure it.
10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
10:15 I speak as to wise men; you+ judge what I say.
10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of Christ?
10:17 seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we all partake of the one bread.
10:18 Look at Israel after the flesh: are not those who eat the sacrifices partners with the altar?
10:19 What do I say then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
10:20 But [I say], that the things which they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I don't want you+ to be partners with demons.
10:21 You+ can't drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: you+ can't partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.
10:22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
10:23 All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful; but not all things edify.
10:24 Let no man seek his own, but of another.
10:25 Whatever is sold in the food market, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience;
10:26 for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness of it.
10:27 If someone who does not believe bids you+ [to a feast], and you+ are disposed to go; whatever is set before you+, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience.
10:28 But if someone says to you+, This has been offered in sacrifice. Do not eat, for the sake of him who showed it and of conscience:
10:29 conscience, I say, not your own, but the other's; for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?
10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
10:31 Whether therefore you+ eat, or drink, or whatever you+ do, do all to the glory of God.
10:32 Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:
10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the [profit] of the many, that they may be saved.

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