1 Corinthians 10:14-17

Warning Against Idolatry

14 Therefore, my beloved, y flee from idolatry. 15 I speak z as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 a The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? b The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are c one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

  1. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 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 play.
  2. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 8:1
    Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that "all of us possess knowledge." This "knowledge" puffs up, but love builds up.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:25
    In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
    Matthew 26:27 - 28
    And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you.
  4. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:23 - 24
    For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread.
    Matthew 26:26
    Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body.
    Acts 2:42
    And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
    Acts 20:7
    On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.
  5. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:12 - 13
    For just as the body is one and has many member...
    1 Corinthians 12:20
    As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
    Romans 12:5
    So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and...
    Ephesians 4:4
    There is one body and one Spirit - just as you ...
    Ephesians 4:16
    From whom the whole body, joined and held toget...
    Colossians 3:15
    And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts...
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