1 Corinthians 10:18
New International Version
Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

New Living Translation
Think about the people of Israel. Weren't they united by eating the sacrifices at the altar?

English Standard Version
Consider the people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar?

Berean Study Bible
Consider the people of Israel: Are not those who eat the sacrifices fellow partakers in the altar?

Berean Literal Bible
Consider Israel according to flesh: Are not those eating the sacrifices fellow partakers in the altar?

New American Standard Bible
Look at the nation Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices sharers in the altar?

King James Bible
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

Christian Standard Bible
Consider the people of Israel. Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

Contemporary English Version
Aren't the people of Israel sharing in the worship when they gather around the altar and eat the sacrifices offered there?

Good News Translation
Consider the people of Israel; those who eat what is offered in sacrifice share in the altar's service to God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look at the people of Israel. Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in what is offered on the altar?

International Standard Version
Look at the Israelis from a human point of view. Those who eat the sacrifices share in what is on the altar, don't they?

NET Bible
Look at the people of Israel. Are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar?

New Heart English Bible
Consider Israel according to the flesh. Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold Israel in the flesh. Have not those who eat sacrifices been partakers of the altar?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look at the people of Israel from a human point of view. Don't those who eat the sacrifices share what is on the altar?

New American Standard 1977
Look at the nation Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices sharers in the altar?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not those who eat of the sacrifices participants of the altar?

King James 2000 Bible
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

American King James Version
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold Israel according to the flesh: are not they, that eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the altar ?

Darby Bible Translation
See Israel according to flesh: are not they who eat the sacrifices in communion with the altar?

English Revised Version
Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they which eat the sacrifices communion with the altar?

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they who eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the altar?

Weymouth New Testament
Look at the Israelites--the nation and their ritual. Are not those who eat the sacrifices joint-partakers in the altar?

World English Bible
Consider Israel according to the flesh. Don't those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

Young's Literal Translation
See Israel according to the flesh! are not those eating the sacrifices in the fellowship of the altar?
Study Bible
Flee from Idolatry
17Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf. 18Consider the people of Israel: Are not those who eat the sacrifices fellow partakers in the altar? 19Am I suggesting, then, that food sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?…
Cross References
Leviticus 7:6
Every male among the priests may eat of it. It must be eaten in a holy place; it is most holy.

Leviticus 7:7
The guilt offering is like the sin offering; the same law applies to both. It belongs to the priest who makes atonement with it.

Leviticus 7:14
From the cakes he must present one portion of each offering as a contribution to the LORD. It belongs to the priest who sprinkles the blood of the peace offering.

Deuteronomy 12:17
Within your gates you must not eat the tithe of your grain or new wine or oil, the firstborn of your herds or flocks, any of the offerings that you have vowed to give, or your freewill offerings or special gifts.

Romans 1:3
regarding His Son, who was a descendant of David according to flesh,

Hebrews 13:10
We have an altar from which those who serve at the tabernacle have no right to eat.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

Israel.

Romans 4:1,12 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to …

Romans 9:3-8 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers, …

2 Corinthians 11:18-22 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also…

Galatians 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and …

Ephesians 2:11,12 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh…

Philippians 3:3-5 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and …

are.

1 Corinthians 9:13 Do you not know that they which minister about holy things live of …

Leviticus 3:3-5,11 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering …

Leviticus 7:11-17 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he …

1 Samuel 2:13-16 And the priest's custom with the people was, that, when any man offered …

1 Samuel 9:12,13 And they answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: …







Lexicon
Consider
βλέπετε (blepete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 991: (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.

the people
σάρκα (sarka)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

of Israel:
Ἰσραὴλ (Israēl)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2474: Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.

Are
εἰσίν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐχ (ouch)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

eat
ἐσθίοντες (esthiontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sacrifices
θυσίας (thysias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2378: Abstr. and concr: sacrifice; a sacrifice, offering. From thuo; sacrifice.

fellow partakers
κοινωνοὶ (koinōnoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2844: A sharer, partner, companion. From koinos; a sharer, i.e. Associate.

in the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

altar?
θυσιαστηρίου (thysiastēriou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2379: An altar (for sacrifice). From a derivative of thusia; a place of sacrifice, i.e. An altar.
(18) Behold Israel after the flesh--i.e., Israel in its merely human aspect, not the spiritual Israel (Romans 2:28; Galatians 4:29; Galatians 6:16). The sacrifice was divided--a portion offered upon the altar and a portion taken and eaten (Deuteronomy 12:18; Deuteronomy 16:11): so whoever ate a portion of the same sacrifice was a partaker in common with (not "of," as in the English translation) the altar. This is another argument against partaking of the heathen feasts. You cannot do so without connection with the heathen altar. The example of Israel proves that.

Verse 18. - Partakers of the altar. It is better to render it "Have they not communion with the altar?" for the word is different from that in the last verse. The meaning is that, by sharing in the sacrifices, the Jews stood in direct association with the altar, the victims, and all that they symbolized (Deuteronomy 12:27). And St. Paul implied that the same thing is true of those who sympathetically partook of idol offerings. 10:15-22 Did not the joining in the Lord's supper show a profession of faith in Christ crucified, and of adoring gratitude to him for his salvation ? Christians, by this ordinance, and the faith therein professed, were united as the grains of wheat in one loaf of bread, or as the members in the human body, seeing they were all united to Christ, and had fellowship with him and one another. This is confirmed from the Jewish worship and customs in sacrifice. The apostle applies this to feasting with idolaters. Eating food as part of a heathen sacrifice, was worshipping the idol to whom it was made, and having fellowship or communion with it; just as he who eats the Lord's supper, is accounted to partake in the Christian sacrifice, or as they who ate the Jewish sacrifices partook of what was offered on their altar. It was denying Christianity; for communion with Christ, and communion with devils, could never be had at once. If Christians venture into places, and join in sacrifices to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, they will provoke God.
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