1 Corinthians 10

10 Moreover, brethren, aI would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under aathe cloud, and all passed through bthe sea; And were all baptized cunto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same dspiritual meat; And did all drink the same espiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that ||followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them fGod was not well pleased: for gthey were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our hexamples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as ithey also lusted. Neither be ye kidolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, lThe people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us mcommit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day nthree and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as osome of them also tempted, and pwere destroyed of serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as qsome of them also murmured, and rwere destroyed of sthe destroyer. 11 Now all these things happened unto them for ||hensamples: and tthey are written for our admonition, uupon whom the ends of the world are come. 12 Wherefore xlet him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is ||common to man: but yGod is faithful, zwho will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a away to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, bflee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to cwise men; judge ye what I say.

16 dThe cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the ecommunion of the blood of Christ? fThe bread which we break, is it not the ecommunion of the body of Christ? 17 For gwe being many are one bread, and hone body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18 iBehold Israel jafter the flesh: kare not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19 What say I then? lthat the idol is any thing, or mthat which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, nthey sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should ehave fellowship with devils. 21 oYe cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and pthe cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. 22 Do we qprovoke the Lord to jealousy? rare we stronger than he?

23 sAll things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things tedify not. 24 uLet no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth. 25 vWhatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, wasking no question for xconscience sake: 26 For ythe earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof. 27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; zwhatsoever is set before you, eat, wasking no question for xconscience sake. 28 But if any man say unto you, This is moffered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not afor his sake that shewed it, and for xconscience sake: for ythe earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof: 29 xConscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is bmy liberty judged of another man’s conscience? 30 For if I by ||grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that cfor which I give thanks? 31 dWhether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32 eGive fnone offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to gthe church of God: 33 Even as hI please all men in all things, unot seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be isaved.

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