1 BUT I would that you know, my brethren, that all our fathers were under the cloud,
2 and all of them in the sea were baptized, and all by
3 Musha were baptized in the cloud and in the sea, and all of them ate one spiritual food, and all of them drank one spiritual drink;
4 for they drank of that spiritual Rock which went with them,-but that Rock was the Meshiha himself.
5 But not with many of them was Aloha pleased; for they fell in the desert.
6 But these became an example for us; that we should not desire evils, as they desired;
7 nor also be servers of idols, as some of them served; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play;
8 nor commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell, in one day, twenty and three thousand;
9 nor tempt the Meshiha, as also (some) of them tempted, and perished by serpents.
10 Neither murmur you, as some of them murmured, and perished by the hand of the destroyer.
11 For all these which happened to them were unto us an example, and were written for our instruction, upon whom come the ends of the world.
12 Whoever then thinketh he standeth, let him beware that he fall not.
13 Temptation cometh not (upon) you but what cometh on mankind; but faithful is Aloha, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you are able, but will make to your temptation a departure, that you may be able to endure.
14 WHEREFORE, my beloved, flee from the worship of idols.
15 As to the wise I speak; judge what I say.
16 The cup of thanksgiving which we bless, is it not the participation of the blood of the Meshiha? And the bread that we break, is it not the participation of the body of the Meshiha?
17 As, then, one is that bread, so are we one body: for all we that one bread receive.
18 Consider Israel who are in the flesh: are not they who eat of the sacrifices participators of the altar?
19 What then do I say? that an idol is any thing, or (that) the sacrifice of an idol is any thing?
20 No: but that which the Heathens sacrifice, unto demons they sacrifice, and not unto Aloha. But I would not that you be participators with demons!
21 You cannot drink the cup of our Lord, and the cup of demons; and you cannot participate in the table of our Lord, and in the table of demons.
22 Or, do we provoke the Lord? are we stronger than he?
23 Every thing is lawful for me, but every thing is not expedient; every thing is lawful, but every thing doth not edify.
24 Let no man seek his own (only), but every man also (the profit) of his neighbour.
25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles eat, without inquiry on account of conscience:
26 for the earth is the Lord's, and its fulness.
27 But if a man of the Heathens invite you, and you be willing to go, whatever is set before you eat, without inquiry on account of conscience.
28 But, if one tell you, This is of a sacrifice, eat not, for his sake who hath told you, and on account of conscience;
29 but I say, the conscience, not yours, but his who told you. But why is my liberty to be ruled by the conscience of others?
30 But if I use (these things) by grace, why am I calumniated concerning that for which I give thanks?
31 Whether therefore you eat or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of Aloha.
32 Give no offence to Jihudoyee, or to Aramoyee, or to the church of Aloha.
33 As also I in every thing please all men, not seeking what is expedient for myself, but what is expedient for the many, that they may be saved.