1 Corinthians 10:1-33, NLT
1 Corinthians 10
Lessons from Israel’s Idolatry
1I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters,*10:1 Greek brothers. about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground.
6These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did,
9Nor should we put Christ*10:9 Some manuscripts read the Lord. to the test, as some of them did and then died from snakebites.
12If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall.
14So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols.
19What am I trying to say? Am I saying that food offered to idols has some significance, or that idols are real gods?
23You say, “I am allowed to do anything”*10:23 Greek All things are lawful; also in 10:23b.—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial.
25So you may eat any meat that is sold in the marketplace without raising questions of conscience.
27If someone who isn’t a believer asks you home for dinner, accept the invitation if you want to. Eat whatever is offered to you without raising questions of conscience.
31So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.