1 Corinthians 10:1–11

Old Testament Examples

10 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under athe cloud, all passed through bthe sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same cspiritual food, and all drank the same dspiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies ewere scattered in the wilderness.

Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as fthey also lusted. gAnd do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, h“The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.” iNor let us commit sexual immorality, as jsome of them did, and kin one day twenty-three thousand fell; nor let us 1tempt Christ, as lsome of them also tempted, and mwere destroyed by serpents; 10 nor complain, as nsome of them also complained, and owere destroyed by pthe destroyer. 11 Now 2all these things happened to them as examples, and qthey were written for our 3admonition, rupon whom the ends of the ages have come.

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