10:1 I want you to know, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,
10:1 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,

10:2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
10:2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

10:3 and all ate the same supernatural food
10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food,

10:4 and all drank the same supernatural drink. For they drank from the supernatural Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ.
10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

10:5 Nevertheless with most of them God was not pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
10:5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them, and they were struck down in the wilderness.

10:6 Now these things are warnings for us, not to desire evil as they did.
10:6 Now these things occurred as examples for us, so that we might not desire evil as they did.

10:7 Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to dance."
10:7 Do not become idolaters as some of them did; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and they rose up to play."

10:8 We must not indulge in immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.
10:8 We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.

10:9 We must not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents;
10:9 We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by serpents.

10:10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer.
10:10 And do not complain as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

10:11 Now these things happened to them as a warning, but they were written down for our instruction, upon whom the end of the ages has come.
10:11 These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

10:12 Therefore let any one who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
10:12 So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall.

10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
10:13 No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.

10:14 Therefore, my beloved, shun the worship of idols.
10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols.

10:15 I speak as to sensible men; judge for yourselves what I say.
10:15 I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
10:16 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?

10:17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
10:17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

10:18 Consider the people of Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar?
10:18 Consider the people of Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar?

10:19 What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
10:19 What do I imply then? That food sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?

10:20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons.
10:20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons.

10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

10:22 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
10:22 Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

10:23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up.
10:23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are beneficial. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up.

10:24 Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
10:24 Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other.

10:25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience.
10:25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience,

10:26 For "the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
10:26 for "the earth and its fullness are the Lord's."

10:27 If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience.
10:27 If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience.

10:28 (But if some one says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then out of consideration for the man who informed you, and for conscience' sake --
10:28 But if someone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, out of consideration for the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience--

10:29 I mean his conscience, not yours -- do not eat it.) For why should my liberty be determined by another man's scruples?
10:29 I mean the other's conscience, not your own. For why should my liberty be subject to the judgment of someone else's conscience?

10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?
10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why should I be denounced because of that for which I give thanks?

10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

10:32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
10:32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,

10:33 just as I try to please all men in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.
10:33 just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, so that they may be saved.