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1 Corinthians 10 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Avoid Israel’s Mistakes

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For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and they all passed through the sea;

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:2 - and they all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:3 - and they all ate the same spiritual food,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:4 - and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was [fn]Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:5 - Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased; for their dead bodies were spread out in the wilderness.
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Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they indeed craved them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:7 - Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND TO DRINK, AND ROSE UP TO PLAY.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:8 - Nor are we to commit sexual immorality, as some of them [fn]did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:9 - Nor are we to put the Lord to the test, as some of them [fn]did, and were killed by the snakes.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:10 - Nor grumble, as some of them [fn]did, and were killed by the destroyer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:11 - Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:12 - Therefore let the one who thinks he stands watch out that he does not fall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:13 - No temptation has overtaken you except something common to mankind; and God is faithful, [fn]so He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
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Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:15 - I speak as to wise people; you then, judge what I say.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:16 - Is the cup of blessing which we bless not a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is the bread which we break not a sharing in the body of Christ?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:17 - Since there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:18 - Look at [fn]the people of Israel; are those who eat the sacrifices not partners in the altar?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:19 - What do I mean then? That food sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is [fn]anything?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:20 - No, but I say that things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become partners with demons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:21 - You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:22 - Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we?
(cf. Psa 24:1 )
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All things are permitted, but not all things are of benefit. All things are permitted, but not all things [fn]build people up.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:24 - No one is to seek his own advantage, but rather that of his [fn]neighbor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:25 - Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions, for the sake of conscience;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:26 - FOR THE EARTH IS THE LORDS, AND [fn]ALL IT CONTAINS.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:27 - If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything that is set before you without asking questions, for the sake of conscience.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:28 - But if anyone says to you, “This is meat sacrificed to idols,” do not eat it, for the sake of that one who informed you and for the sake of conscience.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:29 - Now by “conscience” I do not mean your own, but the other person’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:30 - If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered about that for which I give thanks?
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Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all things for the glory of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:32 - Do not offend Jews or Greeks, or the church of God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:33 - just as I also please everyone in all things, not seeking my own benefit but the benefit of the many, so that they may be saved.
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., the Messiah
Lit committed sexual immorality
Lit made trial
Lit grumbled
Lit who will not
Lit Israel according to the flesh
I.e., anything real
Or edify
Lit the other
Lit its fullness

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