1Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under #Ex. 13:21, 22; Ps. 105:39the cloud, all passed through #Ex. 14:21, 22, 29; Neh. 9:11; Ps. 66:6the sea, 2all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3all ate the same #Ex. 16:4, 15, 35; Deut. 8:3; Neh. 9:15, 20; Ps. 78:24; John 6:31spiritual food, 4and all drank the same #Ex. 17:5–7; Num. 20:11; Ps. 78:15spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 5But with most of them God was not well pleased, for theirbodies#Num. 14:29, 37; 26:65; Heb. 3:17; Jude 5were scattered in the wilderness.6Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as #Num. 11:4, 34; Ps. 106:14they also lusted. 7#Ex. 32:4; 1 Cor. 5:11; 10:14And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, #Ex. 32:6; 1 Cor. 15:32“The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.” 8#Rev. 2:14Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as #Num. 25:1–9some of them did, and #Ps. 106:29in one day twenty-three thousand fell; 9nor let us tempt Christ, as #Ex. 17:2, 7some of them also tempted, and #Num. 21:6–9were destroyed by serpents; 10nor complain, as #Ex. 16:2some of them also complained, and #Num. 14:37were destroyed by #Ex. 12:23; 2 Sam. 24:16; 1 Chr. 21:15; Heb. 11:28the destroyer. 11Now all these things happened to them as examples, and #Rom. 15:4they were written for our admonition, #Phil. 4:5upon whom the ends of the ages have come.23All things are lawful for me, but not all things are #1 Cor. 6:12helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. 24Let no one seek his own, but each one #Phil. 2:4the other’s well-being.25#(1 Tim. 4:4)Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake; 32#Rom. 14:13Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, 33just #Rom. 15:2; 1 Cor. 9:22; (Gal. 1:10)as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.