1 Corinthians 10
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3And did all eat the same spiritual food {meat}; 4And did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ. 5But with many of them God was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7Neither 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. 8Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9Neither let us {tempt} put Christ to the test, as some of them also tested Him, and were destroyed by serpents. 10Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 11Now all these things happened unto them for examples {ensamples}, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages {world} are come. 12Wherefore, let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, Who will not permit {suffer} you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will, with the temptation, also make the {a} way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

14Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17For we being many are one bread, and one body; for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18Behold Israel after the flesh. Are not they who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19What say I then? That the idol is anything, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything? 20But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons {devils}, and not to God; and I would not that ye should have fellowship with demons {devils}. 21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons {devils}; ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of demons {devils}. 22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

23All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 24Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. 25Whatever {Whatsoever} is sold in the market, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake; 26For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof. 27If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go, whatever {whatsoever} is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 28But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake; for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof - 29Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other; for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? 30For if I, by grace, be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 31Whether, therefore, ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32Give no {none} offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Greeks {Gentiles}, nor to the church of God; 33Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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