THE FIRST EPISTLE
PAUL THE APOSTLE
1 Corinthians 10 ©
1 The apostle declares that all the Israelites were baptized in the wilderness in the cloud and in the sea. 3 And that they did all eat the same spiritual meat, and drink the same spiritual drink. 5 But that nevertheless they were punished by God. 7 When they fell to idolatry. 8 Or to fornication. 9 And when they tempted Christ. 10 Or murmured against Him. 11 Testifies that this serves for our warning not to commit such sins. 13 Promises, concerning it, God’s help in temptation, and a good issue. 14 Exhorts them again to flee from idolatry. 15 Seeing by the use of the Lord’s Supper, they have communion in the body and blood of Christ; but by idolatry with devils, whose tables therefore they must avoid. 22 And under no pretext provoke God, or give offense to their neighbor. 25 Notwithstanding permits to eat without questioning whatsoever is sold in the shambles. 27 And being invited to the house of an unbeliever, whatsoever is set before us, except anyone gives us notice of it. 31 And concludes this discourse with a general exhortation to do all things for God’s glory, and the edification of our neighbor.
MOREOVER, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how thata all 1our fathers were under 2the cloud, and allb passed through the sea;
And were all baptized 3unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
Andc did all eat 4the same 5spiritual meat;
Andd did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock 6that followed them: and that Rock 7was Christ.
But with many of them God was not well pleased: fore they were 8overthrown in the wilderness.
Now these things were 9our examples, to the intent we should not 10lust after evil things, as theyf also lusted.
Neither be ye idolaters, as were 11some of them; as it is written, Theg people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up 12to play.
Neither let us commit fornication, ash some of them 13committed, and fell in one day 14three and twenty thousand.
Neither let us 15tempt Christ, asi some of them also 16tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Neither murmur ye, asj some of them also 17murmured, and were destroyed 18of the destroyer.
Now all these things happened unto them 19for ensamples:k andl they are written for our admonition, uponm whom 20the ends of the world 21are come.
Wherefore let him 22that thinketh he standeth 23take heed lest he fall.
There hath 24no temptation taken you but such as is common 25to man: but Godnis faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted 26above that ye are able; but will 27with the temptation also 28make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
29Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee 30from idolatry.
I speak as to 31wise men; judge ye what I say.
32The cup of blessing which we 33bless, is it not 34the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
For we being many are 35one bread, and 36oneo body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Behold 37Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices 38partakers of the altar?
What say I then? thatp the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, theyq sacrifice 39to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
40Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of 41the Lord’s table, and of 42the table of devils.
Do we 43provoke the Lord to jealousy? 44are we stronger than he?
45Allr things are lawful for me, but all things are not 46expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things 47edify not.
Lets no man seek 48his own, but every man 49another’s wealth.
50Whatsoever is sold in the shambles,tthat eat, 51asking no question for conscience sake:
Foru52the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
If any of them that 53believe not bid you to a feast, and ye 54be disposed to go; 55whatsoever is set before you, eat,v56asking no question forw conscience sake.
But if 57any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for 58the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:
Conscience, I say, not thine own, but 59of the other: for why is 60my liberty judged of another man's conscience?
For if I 61by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that forx which I give thanks?
Whethery therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Givez none offence, 62neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
Even as I please all men 63in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.aa