Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire(A) evil things as they did.[a](B) Don’t become idolaters(C) as some of them were; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to play.[b](D)[c] Let us not commit sexual immorality(E) as some of them did,[d] and in a single day 23,000 people fell dead.(F)

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  1. 1 Corinthians 10:6 Lit they desired
  2. 1 Corinthians 10:7 Or to dance
  3. 1 Corinthians 10:7 Ex 32:6
  4. 1 Corinthians 10:8 Lit them committed sexual immorality

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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  1. 1 Corinthians 10:7 Exodus 32:6

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