10 For I wish not ye should be ignorant, brethren, That all our fathers were under the cloud, And all passed through the sea,—
2 And all immersed themselves into Moses In the cloud and in the sea;
3 And all did eat [the same] spiritual food,
4 And all drank the same spiritual drink,—For they continued to drink of the spiritual rock that followed them, And the rock was the Christ:—
5 Nevertheless with the most of them God was not well-pleased, For they were strewed along in the desert.
6 But in these things they became ensamples for us, To the end we should not be covetous of evil things Even as they also coveted;
7 Neither become ye idolaters As some of them,—As it is written—The people sat down to eat and drink, And rose up to be making sport;
8 Neither let us commit fornication As some of them committed fornication, And there fell in one day three and twenty thousand;
9 Neither let us be putting the Lord to the test As some of them put him to the test, And by the serpents were perishing;
10 Neither be ye murmuring Even as some of them murmured, And perished by the destroyer.
11 But these things by way of type were happening unto them, And were written with a view to our admonition Unto whom the ends of the ages have reached along.
12 So that he that thinketh he is standing let him take heed lest he fall.
13 Trial hath not taken you save such as man can bear; Faithful moreover is God who will not suffer you to be tried above what ye are able, But will make with the trial also the way of escape that ye may be able to hold out.
14 Wherefore my beloved, flee from idolatry,—
15 As to prudent men I speak,—Judge ye what I say:—
16 The cup of blessing which we bless Is it not a sharing together of the blood of the Christ? The loaf which we break Is it not a sharing together of the body of the Christ?
17 Because one loaf one body we the many are, For we all of the one loaf partake.
18 Be looking at Israel after the flesh:—Are not they who eat the sacrifices joint partakers with the altar?
19 What then am I saying?—That an idol-sacrifice is anything? Or that an idol is anything?
20 On the contrary—That the things which the nations sacrifice Unto demons and not unto God they sacrifice; And I wish not that ye should become sharers together with the demons!
21 Ye cannot be drinking—a cup of the Lord and a cup of demons; Ye cannot be partaking of a table of the Lord and a table of demons.
22 Or are we to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we mightier than he?
23 All things are allowable——but not all things are profitable,—All things are allowable——but not all things upbuild.
24 Let no one be seeking what concerneth himself, But that which concerneth some one else.
25 Whatsoever in the market is sold eat,—Asking no question for conscience sake;
26 For unto the Lord belongeth the earth and the fulness thereof.
27 If one of them who believe not invite you and ye are disposed to go Whatsoever is set before you eat,—Asking no question for conscience sake.
28 But if anyone should say unto you—This is a holy sacrifice Do not eat, for that man’s sake who disclosed it, and for conscience sake:—
29 But conscience I mean not thine own, but the other’s,—For why is my freedom to be judged by another conscience?
30 If I with gratitude partake Why am I to be defamed as to that for which I give thanks?
31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do do all things to the glory of God.
32 Give no occasion of stumbling—Whether to Jews or to Greeks or to the assembly of God:
33 Even as I also in all things do please all, Not seeking my own profit But that of the many, that they may be saved.