1 Corinthians 10:18
Good News Translation
Consider the people of Israel; those who eat what is offered in sacrifice share in the altar's service to God.

New Revised Standard Version
Consider the people of Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar?

Contemporary English Version
Aren't the people of Israel sharing in the worship when they gather around the altar and eat the sacrifices offered there?

New American Bible
Look at Israel according to the flesh; are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold Israel according to the flesh. Are not they that eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Behold Israel according to the flesh. Are not they that eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?


Romans 4:1,12 What shall we say then that Abraham hath found, who is our father according to the flesh? . . .

Romans 9:3-8 For I wished myself to be an anathema from Christ, for my brethren: who are my kinsmen according to the flesh: . . .

2 Corinthians 11:18-22 Seeing that many glory according to the flesh, I will glory also. . . .

Galatians 6:16 And whosoever shall follow this rule, peace on them and mercy: and upon the Israel of God.

Ephesians 2:11,12 For which cause be mindful that you, being heretofore gentiles is the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision in the flesh, made by hands: . . .

Philippians 3:3-5 For we are the circumcision, who in spirit serve God and glory in Christ Jesus, not having confidence in the flesh. . . .


1 Corinthians 9:13 Know you not that they who work in the holy place eat the things that are of the holy place; and they that serve the altar partake with the altar?

Leviticus 3:3-5,11 And they shall offer of the sacrifice of peace offerings, for an oblation to the Lord: the fat that covereth the entrails, and all the fat that is within, . . .

Leviticus 7:11-17 This is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings that is offered to the Lord. . . .

1 Samuel 2:13-16 Nor the office of the priests to the people: but whosoever had offered a sacrifice, the servant of the priest came, while the flesh was in boiling, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand, . . .

1 Samuel 9:12,13 They answered and said to them: He is: behold he is before you, make haste now: for he came to day into the city, for there is a sacrifice of the people to day in the high place. . . .

Flee from Idolatry
17For we, being many, are one bread, one body: all that partake of one bread. 18Behold Israel according to the flesh. Are not they that eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19What then? Do I say that what is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? Or that the idol is any thing?…
Cross References
Leviticus 7:6
Every male of the priestly race, shall eat this flesh in a holy place, because it is most holy.

Leviticus 7:7
As the sacrifice for sin is offered, so is also that for a trespass: the same shall be the law of both these sacrifices. It shall belong to the priest that offereth it.

Leviticus 7:14
Of which one shall be offered to the Lord for firstfruits, and shall be the priest's that shall pour out the blood of the victim.

Deuteronomy 12:17
Thou mayst not eat in thy towns the tithes of thy corn, and thy wine, and thy oil, the firstborn of thy herds and thy cattle, nor any thing that thou vowest, and that thou wilt offer voluntarily, and the firstfruits of thy hands:

Romans 1:3
Concerning his Son, who was made to him of the seed of David, according to the flesh,

Hebrews 13:10
We have an altar whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle.

1 Corinthians 10:17
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