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10:1 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food;
10:5 However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
10:7 Neither be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."
10:10 Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.
10:11 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.
10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn`t fall.
10:13 No temptation has taken you but such as man can bear. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
10:15 I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.
10:18 Consider Israel after the flesh. Don`t those who eat the sacrifices have communion with the altar?
10:19 What am I saying then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
10:20 But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God, and I don`t desire that you would have communion with demons.
10:22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
10:23 All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up.
10:24 Let no one seek his own, but each one his neighbor`s good.
10:25 Whatever is sold in the butcher shop, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience,
10:26 for "the earth is the Lord`s, and its fullness."
10:27 But if one of those who don`t believe invites you to a meal, and you are inclined to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no questions for the sake of conscience.
10:29 Conscience, I say, not your own, but the other`s conscience. For why is my liberty judged by another conscience?
10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced for that for which I give thanks?
10:31 Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.