1. Now I do not wish you to be ignorant of this, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea.
2. And all were baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
3. And they all ate the same spiritual meat.
5. But with many of them God was not pleased, for their dead bodies were strewn in the wilderness.
6. Now these things became examples for us, so that we might not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7. Neither be idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.”
8. Neither should we commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and twenty-three thousand were destroyed in one day.
9. Neither should we tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted Him, and were killed by serpents.
10. Neither should we complain against God, as some of them also complained, and were killed by the destroyer.
11. Now all these things happened to them as examples, and were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages are coming.
12. Therefore, let the one who thinks he stands take heed, lest he fall.
13. No temptation has come upon you except what is common to mankind. For God, Who is faithful, will not permit you to be tempted beyond what you are able to bear; but with the temptation, He will make a way of escape, so that you may be able to bear it.
15. I speak as to those who are wise; you judge what I say.
16. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not the fellowship of the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not the fellowship of the body of Christ?
17. For we, being many, are one body and one bread, because we are all partakers of the bread.
18. Consider Israel according to the flesh. Are not those who eat the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
19. What then am I saying? That an idol is anything, or that which is sacrificed to an idol is anything?
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.
22. Now do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
23. All things that are lawful are permitted to me, but not all things that are permitted are profitable. All things that are lawful are permitted to me, but all things that are permitted do not edify.
24. Let no one seek that which benefits himself; but let each seek that which benefits the other.
25. Every lawful thing that is sold in the market you may eat, without asking questions for the sake of conscience,
26. For the earth, and all its fullness, is the Lord’s.
27. Now if an unbelieving person invites you for a meal, and you desire to go, eat all lawful things that are set before you, without asking questions for the sake of conscience.
28. But if anyone says to you, “This has been offered to an idol,” do not eat it, for the sake and the conscience of the one who showed it to you, for the earth, and all its fullness, is the Lord’s.
29. But conscience, I say, not your own, but that of the other person. For why is my freedom judged by another person’s conscience?
30. And if I partake with thankfulness to God, why am I spoken evil of for eating that for which I give thanks?
31. Therefore, whether you eat, or you drink, or you do anything, do all things to the glory of God.
32. Be without offense to both Jews and Greeks, and to the church of God;
33. According as I also seek to please everyone in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, in order that they may be saved.
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