1 Corinthians 10:11
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New International Version
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.

New Living Translation
These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.

English Standard Version
Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.

New American Standard Bible
Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

King James Bible
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

International Standard Version
These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down as a warning for us in whom the culmination of the ages has been attained.

NET Bible
These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But all these things that occurred to them were for our example and it was written for our admonition, for their end of the world has come upon us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These things happened to make them an example for others. These things were written down as a warning for us who are living in the closing days of history.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now all these things happened unto them as types, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.

King James 2000 Bible
Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.

American King James Version
Now all these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the world are come.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are written for our correction, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now all these things happened to them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Weymouth New Testament
All this kept happening to them with a figurative meaning; but it was put on record by way of admonition to us upon whom the ends of the Ages have come.

World English Bible
Now all these things happened to them by way of example, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

Young's Literal Translation
And all these things as types did happen to those persons, and they were written for our admonition, to whom the end of the ages did come,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:6-14 Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise. Let us fear the sins of Israel, if we would shun their plagues. And it is but just to fear, that such as tempt Christ, will be left by him in the power of the old serpent. Murmuring against God's disposals and commands, greatly provokes him. Nothing in Scripture is written in vain; and it is our wisdom and duty to learn from it. Others have fallen, and so may we. The Christian's security against sin is distrust of himself. God has not promised to keep us from falling, if we do not look to ourselves. To this word of caution, a word of comfort is added. Others have the like burdens, and the like temptations: what they bear up under, and break through, we may also. God is wise as well as faithful, and will make our burdens according to our strength. He knows what we can bear. He will make a way to escape; he will deliver either from the trial itself, or at least the mischief of it. We have full encouragement to flee from sin, and to be faithful to God. We cannot fall by temptation, if we cleave fast to him. Whether the world smiles or frowns, it is an enemy; but believers shall be strengthened to overcome it, with all its terrors and enticements. The fear of the Lord, put into their hearts, will be the great means of safety.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - For ensamples; literally, by way of figure; typically. The rabbis said, "Whatever happened to the fathers is a sign to their children." The thought is the same as in Romans 15:4, "Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning." The example in this instance would come home more forcibly from the sickness and mortality then prevalent among the Corinthian Christians (1 Corinthians 11:30). The ends of the world; rather, of the egos. The expression is in accordance with the view which regarded the then epoch as "the close or consummation of the ages" (Matthew 13:39; 1 Peter 4:7, "The end of all things is at hand;" 1 John 2:18, "It is the last time;" Hebrews 9:26; Matthew 13:39).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now all these things happened unto them,.... All these punishments came upon them in various ways, not by chance, but by the will of God, and as their sins deserved:

and were for ensamples; to others, to their future posterity, and to the churches of God in all ages:

and they are written for our admonition; that men in a church state particularly may take warning, by these instances of their sin and punishment, to avoid the one and escape the other, and not presume upon their external privileges and favours:

upon whom the ends of the world are come; "or in whom the ends of ages are met"; for the apostle does not mean this material visible world, the universe and all things in it, which has continued, since the writing of this, about two thousand years: but the Jewish ages, or times of the Mosaic economy, which begun when these instances of sin and punishment were, and which now in the times of the apostles were at an end; everything in those periods that were figurative and emblematical, having their fulfilling end and accomplishment, and also were now abrogated: likewise the ages or times of Gentile darkness and ignorance may be intended, which now were come to an end, through the light of the Gospel, and the power of God attending the ministration of it; and hence the ends both of the Jewish and Gentile ages may be said to come upon, or meet in the apostles and their times, who had the advantage of looking back on former ones, and of receiving instruction from thence.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. Now … these things … ensamples—resuming the thread of 1Co 10:6. The oldest manuscripts read, "by way of example."

the ends of the world—literally, "of the ages"; the New Testament dispensation in its successive phases (plural, "ends") being the winding up of all former "ages." No new dispensation shall appear till Christ comes as Avenger and Judge; till then the "ends," being many, include various successive periods (compare Heb 9:26). As we live in the last dispensation, which is the consummation of all that went before, our responsibilities are the greater; and the greater is the guilt, Paul implies, to the Corinthians, which they incur if they fall short of their privileges.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warnings from Israel's Past
10Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 12Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.…
Cross References
Psalm 102:18
Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:

Ezekiel 5:15
You will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and an object of horror to the nations around you when I inflict punishment on you in anger and in wrath and with stinging rebuke. I the LORD have spoken.

Matthew 13:39
and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

Matthew 13:40
"As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.

Romans 4:23
The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone,

Romans 13:11
And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 10:6
Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.

Galatians 4:24
These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar.
Treasury of Scripture

Now all these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the world are come.

ensamples. or, types. they.

1 Corinthians 9:10 Or said he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, …

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning…

upon.

1 Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both …

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Hebrews 10:25,37 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner …

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that …

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