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[a]These things happened as examples for us, so that we might not desire evil things, as they did.(A) And do not become idolaters, as some of them did, as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel.”(B) Let us not indulge in immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell within a single day.(C)

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  1. 10:6–13 This section explicitates the typological value of these Old Testament events: the desert experiences of the Israelites are examples, meant as warnings, to deter us from similar sins (idolatry, immorality, etc.) and from a similar fate.

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