Some of God's greatest killings
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;
And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that
spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown
in the wilderness.
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after
evil things, as they also lusted.
7Neither 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. 
8Neither 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. 
9Neither 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. 
10Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of
Don't murmur, as some of them murmured,
and were destroyed by the destroyer. 
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.
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
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.
Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
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. 
The body and blood of Jesus
(He that sups with the devil must have a long spoon)
16The 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
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of
that one bread.
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices
partakers of the altar?
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? 
Isn't the bread that we break, the body of Christ?
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
But the Gentiles sacrifice to devils, not to God. 
Don't associate with devils.
21Ye 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.
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)
23All 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.
24Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
Try to make everyone else wealthy, but not yourself.
25Whatsoever is sold in
the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
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. 
27If 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
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.
28But 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:
Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty
judged of another man's conscience?
For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for
which I give thanks?
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.
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.
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.