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1 Corinthians 10

1 - Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

2 - and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

3 - and all ate the same spiritual food;

4 - and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

5 - However with most 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 - Don't be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."Exodus 32:6

8 - Let us not commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell.

9 - Let us not test Christ, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents.

10 - Don't grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.

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.

12 - Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn't fall.

13 - No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

14 - Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

15 - I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.

16 - The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a sharing of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, isn't it a sharing of the body of Christ?

17 - Because there is one loaf of bread, we, who are many, are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf of bread.

18 - Consider Israel according to the flesh. Don't those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

19 - What am I saying then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?

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 fellowship with demons.

21 - You can't both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can't both partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.

22 - Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

23 - "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up.

24 - Let no one seek his own, but each one his neighbor's good.

25 - Whatever is sold in the butcher shop, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience,

26 - for "the earth is the Lord's, and its fullness."Psalm 24:1

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.

28 - But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," don't eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for the sake of conscience. For "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness."

29 - Conscience, I say, not your own, but the other's conscience. For why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

30 - If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced for that for which I give thanks?

31 - Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

32 - Give no occasion for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God;

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.

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The Book of 1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 4:5 - Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

1 Corinthians in The New Testament - A Brief Overview

Painting of the Apostle Paul by Rembrandt - 1657
Painting of Paul the Apostle by Rembrandt - 1657

Introduction to The Book of 1 Corinthians

Brief Summary. Paul exhorts the church at Corinth regarding disorders, problems, abuses, and heresies.

Summary of The Book of 1 Corinthians

Purpose. Paul desired to correct some of the problems that had arisen at the church in Corinth. Paul addresses questions which the church at Corinth had sent to him in a letter delivered by Fortunatus, Stephanus, and Achaicus. Paul deals with each problem individually in order. He rebukes the parties which arose from a divisive spirit and a failure to humble themselves before the true wisdom of God. He also rebukes strongly a case of incest which existed in the church. He also encourages the believers to settle disputes among themselves and the church, not bringing lawsuits into heathen courts. He also urges Christians to  "flee fornication," which was obviously a big problem in licentious Corinth. Paul also deals with many of the problems connected with marriage. He then discusses Christian liberty and how to live in a community filled with idolatry. He also instructs the church regarding the conduct of women in public worship and the abuses concerning the Lord's Supper. He also urges Christians to desire spiritual gifts and to use them properly. 1 Corinthians 13 is the famous "love" chapter and Paul defines what true Christian love is. Paul also addresses the resurrection of the dead, and the glorified bodies awaiting the believers in Christ. He encourages the church at Corinth to take up a collection for the poor at Jerusalem, and he lets them know that he intended visit to Corinth soon. He concludes with practical concerns as well as the customary salutations, warnings, and benediction.

Authorship. Paul was the author of the book of 1 Corinthians.

Date. Most scholars agree that 1 Corinthians was written in 55 AD

Place of Writing. Ephesus (1 Corinthians 16:8).

Outline of the Book of 1 Corinthians

Unity Versus Division - Chapters 1-3
Order Versus Disorder -  Chapters 4-11
Church Gifts, Love, and Doctrines - Chapters 12-16

Jesus written in Hebrew
The Name Jesus In Ancient Hebrew Text
"Yeshua" in First Century Hebrew Text. This is how the name "Jesus" would have been written in ancient Hebrew documents. The four letters or consonants from right to left are Yod, Shin, Vav, Ayin (Y, SH, OO, A). Jesus is the Greek name for the Hebrew name Joshua or Y'shua which means "The LORD or Yahweh is Salvation".

1 Corinthians Maps and Resources

Map of the Roman Empire (14 A.D.) - This map reveals the Roman Empire during the time shortly after the birth of Jesus, in 14 AD at the time of the death of Augustus. The order which prevailed in this extensive empire, the good military roads, and the use of Koine Greek as the general language of culture throughout the area were among the factors which multiplied the rapid spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Color Map)

Map of Paul's First Missionary Journey (48 A.D.) - This map reveals the areas in Asia Minor where Paul visited in his first missionary journey. Around 48 AD, in the springtime, Paul and his companions Barnabas and Mark were sent on a mission from the church in Antioch. This would be the first of Paul's Missionary Journey's. (Color Map)

Map of Paul's Second Missionary Journey (51 A.D.) - This map reveals the areas in Asia and Greece where Paul visited in his second missionary journey. Paul re-visits a couple cities in Asia, one of which was Lystra where he was stoned and left for dead a few years earlier. He later has a vision that leads him over to Greece and Paul and his companions travel and minister in various cities in Greece (Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens and Corinth. Later Paul returns to Ephesus and finally to Caesarea and Antioch. (Color Map)

Map of Paul's Third Missionary Journey (54 A.D.) - This map reveals the areas in Asia and Greece where Paul visited in his third missionary journey. On Paul's third missionary journey he returned to the cities he had first visited on his first missionary journey. During this time he decided to remain in Ephesus for about 3 years, and this city was the main focus of his activities and an important Christian community (Acts 19). (Color Map)

Map of the New Testament World - This map reveals the "Nations" within the ancient world during the first century A.D., the time of the New Testament. The map includes the areas of Israel, Asia, Greece, and Italy. (Color Map)

Map of New Testament Greece This map reveals the cities within Greece in the ancient world during the first century A.D.,The map includes the principal cities of Greece like: Athens, Corinth, and Thessalonica, and provinces like Macedonia and Achaia. (Color Map)