1 Corinthians 10:18
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New International Version
Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

King James Bible
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

Darby Bible Translation
See Israel according to flesh: are not they who eat the sacrifices in communion with the altar?

World English Bible
Consider Israel according to the flesh. Don't those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

Young's Literal Translation
See Israel according to the flesh! are not those eating the sacrifices in the fellowship of the altar?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Behold Israel after the flesh - The Jews not yet converted to Christianity: the latter being Israel after the Spirit. As the design of the apostle was to withdraw his converts at Corinth from all temptations to idolatry, he produces two examples to show the propriety of his endeavors.

1. All who join together in celebrating the Lord's Supper, and are partakers of that one bread, give proof by this that they are Christians, and have fellowship with Christ.

2. All the Israelites who offer sacrifice, and partake of those sacrifices, give proof thereby that they are Jews, and are in fellowship with the object of their worship: so they who join in idol festivals, and eat things which have been offered to idols, give proof that they are in communion with those idolaters, and that they have fellowship with the demons they worship.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Romans 4:1,12 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, has found...

Romans 9:3-8 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh...

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

Galatians 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and on the Israel of God.

Ephesians 2:11,12 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh...

Philippians 3:3-5 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh...


1 Corinthians 9:13 Do you not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple?...

Leviticus 3:3-5,11 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire to the LORD; the fat that covers the inwards...

Leviticus 7:11-17 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer to the LORD...

1 Samuel 2:13-16 And the priest's custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came...

1 Samuel 9:12,13 And they answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: make haste now, for he came to day to the city...

Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
Text: 1 Corinthians 10, 6-13. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Doing Glory to God in Pursuits of the World.
"Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."--1 Cor. x. 31. When persons are convinced that life is short, that it is unequal to any great purpose, that it does not display adequately, or bring to perfection the true Christian, when they feel that the next life is all in all, and that eternity is the only subject that really can claim or can fill their thoughts, then they are apt to undervalue this life altogether, and to forget its real importance.
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

But, as I had Begun to Say, Whether the Fruit an Hundred-Fold be virginity...
47. But, as I had begun to say, whether the fruit an hundred-fold be virginity dedicated to God, or whether we are to understand that interval of fruitfulness in some other way, either such as we have made mention of, or such as we have not made mention of; yet no one, as I suppose, will have dared to prefer virginity to martyrdom, and no one will have doubted that this latter gift is hidden, if trial to test it be wanting. A virgin, therefore, hath a subject for thought, such as may be of profit
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Here Peradventure Some Man May Say, "If it was Bodily Work that the Apostle...
14. Here peradventure some man may say, "If it was bodily work that the Apostle wrought, whereby to sustain this life, what was that same work, and when did he find time for it, both to work and to preach the Gospel?" To whom I answer: Suppose I do not know; nevertheless that he did bodily work, and thereby lived in the flesh, and did not use the power which the Lord had given to the Apostles, that preaching the Gospel he should live by the Gospel, those things above-said do without all doubt bear
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
Leviticus 7:6
Any male in a priest's family may eat it, but it must be eaten in the sanctuary area; it is most holy.

Leviticus 7:7
"'The same law applies to both the sin offering and the guilt offering: They belong to the priest who makes atonement with them.

Leviticus 7:14
They are to bring one of each kind as an offering, a contribution to the LORD; it belongs to the priest who splashes the blood of the fellowship offering against the altar.

Deuteronomy 12:17
You must not eat in your own towns the tithe of your grain and new wine and olive oil, or the firstborn of your herds and flocks, or whatever you have vowed to give, or your freewill offerings or special gifts.

Romans 1:3
regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David,

Hebrews 13:10
We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.

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