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But these things happened [as] types of us, that we should not be lusters after evil things, as they also lusted.

Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

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Now these things occurred as examples(A) to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters,(B) as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”[a](C) We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 10:7 Exodus 32:6

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