- For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
- and all were baptised unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
- and all ate the same spiritual food,
- and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of a spiritual rock which followed [them]: (now the rock was the Christ;)
- yet God was not pleased with the most of them, for they were strewed in the desert.
- But these things happened [as] types of us, that we should not be lusters after evil things, as they also lusted.
- Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them;
as it is written, The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
- Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
- Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them tempted, and perished by serpents.
- Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.
- Now all these things happened to them [as] types, and have been written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.
- So that let him that thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
- No temptation has taken you but such as is according to man's nature;
and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able [to bear], but will with the temptation make the issue also, so that [ye] should be able to bear [it].
- Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
- I speak as to intelligent [persons]: do *ye* judge what I say.
- The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not [the] communion of the blood of the Christ?
The bread which we break, is it not [the] communion of the body of the Christ?
- Because we, [being] many, are one loaf, one body;
for we all partake of that one loaf.
- See Israel according to flesh: are not they who eat the sacrifices in communion with the altar?
- What then do I say?
that what is sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?
- But that what [the nations] sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God.
Now I do not wish you to be in communion with demons.
- Ye cannot drink [the] Lord's cup, and [the] cup of demons: ye cannot partake of [the] Lord's table, and of [the] table of demons.
- Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy?
are we stronger than he?
- All things are lawful, but all are not profitable;
all things are lawful, but all do not edify.
- Let no one seek his own [advantage], but that of the other.
- Everything sold in the shambles eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.
- For the earth [is] the Lord's and its fulness.
- But if any one of the unbelievers invite you, and ye are minded to go, all that is set before you eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.
- But if any one say to you, This is offered to holy purposes, do not eat, for his sake that pointed it out, and conscience sake;
- but conscience, I mean, not thine own, but that of the other: for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?
- If *I* partake with thanksgiving, why am I spoken evil of for what *I* give thanks for?
- Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do all things to God's glory.
- Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks, or the assembly of God.
- Even as *I* also please all in all things;
not seeking my own profit, but that of the many, that they may be saved.