1 Corinthians 9 [25.] Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air, but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.
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; and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and all ate the same spiritual food; and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.
1 Corinthians 10 [5.] However with most 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. 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.”[a] Let us not commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell. Let us not test Christ,[b] as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents.
a. 1 Corinthians 10:7 Exodus 32:6.
b. 1 Corinthians 10:9 NU reads “the Lord” instead of “Christ”.
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