5 Nevertheless God was not pleased with most of them, since they were struck down in the wilderness.o
6 Now these things took place as examples for us, so that we will not desirep evil things as they did.A,q 7 Don’t become idolatersr as some of them were; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to party.B,C,s 8 Let us not commit sexual immoralityt as some of them did,D and in a single day twenty-three thousand people died.u 9 Let us not test Christ as some of them didE and were destroyed by snakes.v 10 And don’t complainw as some of them did,F,x and were killed by the destroyer.G,y 11 These things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our instruction,z on whom the ends of the agesH,aa have come.ab 12 So, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall.ac 13 No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful;ad he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation he will also provide a way outae so that you may be able to bear it.
14 So then, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
Lit they desired
Or to dance
Lit them committed sexual immorality
Lit them tested
Lit them complained
Or the destroying angel
Or goals of the ages, or culmination of the ages
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