Trivia:

First Corinthians

CHAPTER 10

Some of God's greatest killings
10:1-15

1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

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

3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

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

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.

Some of our ancestors were idolaters,

who sat down to eat and drink, and then rose up to play. [1]

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

Don't fornicate, like some of them did,

when God killed 23,000 of them in one day. [2]

9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

Don't tempt Christ, as some of them did,

and were killed by serpents. [3]

10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Don't murmur, as some of them murmured,

and were destroyed by the destroyer. [4]

11 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.

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

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

14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

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

All these things happened as examples to us,

who are living when the world ends. [5]

The body and blood of Jesus
(He that sups with the devil must have a long spoon)
10:16-22

16 The 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?

17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

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

19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

Isn't the cup that we bless, the blood of Christ? [6]

Isn't the bread that we break, the body of Christ?

20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

But the Gentiles sacrifice to devils, not to God. [7]

Don't associate with devils.

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

You can't drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils.

You can't eat at the Lord's table, and at the devil's.

Don't ask, don't tell (when it comes to food)
10:23-33

23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Everything is lawful to me,

but not everything is expedient.

24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

Try to make everyone else wealthy, but not yourself.

25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

Eat whatever is sold in stores,

asking no questions for your conscience's sake. [8]

27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

Whenever you go to a believer's house,

eat whatever is put in front of you.

Don't ask any questions for your conscience's sake.

28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:

29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?

30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

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

But if someone says to you,

This was sacrificed to idols.

Don't eat it for his or your conscience's sake.

32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

Don't offend anyone - not the Jews, Gentiles, or the church.

33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

I please everyone in all things. [9]