1 Corinthians 10 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

1 Corinthians 10


1 Corinthians 10:1

For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

1 Corinthians 10:2

and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

1 Corinthians 10:3

and did all eat the same spiritual food;

1 Corinthians 10:4

and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:5

Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

1 Corinthians 10:6

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

1 Corinthians 10:7

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

1 Corinthians 10:8

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1 Corinthians 10:9

Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents.

1 Corinthians 10:10

Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 10:11

Now these things happened unto them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.

1 Corinthians 10:12

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

1 Corinthians 10:13

There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:14

Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:15

I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

1 Corinthians 10:16

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 10:17

seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we are all partake of the one bread.

1 Corinthians 10:18

Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they that eat the sacrifices communion with the altar?

1 Corinthians 10:19

What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?

1 Corinthians 10:20

But [I say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have communion with demons.

1 Corinthians 10:21

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: ye cannot partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.

1 Corinthians 10:22

Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

1 Corinthians 10:23

All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful; but not all things edify.

1 Corinthians 10:24

Let no man seek his own, but [each] his neighbor’s [good].

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience’ sake,

1 Corinthians 10:26

for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

1 Corinthians 10:27

If one of them that believe not biddeth you [to a feast], and ye are disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience’ sake.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered in sacrifice, eat not, for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake:

1 Corinthians 10:29

conscience, I say, not thine own, but the other’s; for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

1 Corinthians 10:30

If I partake with thankfulness, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:32

Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:

1 Corinthians 10:33

even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of the many, that they may be saved.

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