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I have
Revelation 2:4
But I have this against you: you have abandoned the love [you had] at first.
Revelation 2:20
But I have this against you: you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols.
Balaam
Numbers 24:14
Now I am going back to my people, but first, let me warn you what these people will do to your people in the future."
Numbers 25:1-3
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While Israel was staying in Acacia Grove, the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab.
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The women invited them to the sacrifices for their gods, and the people ate and bowed in worship to their gods.
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So Israel aligned itself with Baal of Peor, and the LORD's anger burned against Israel.
Numbers 31:8
Along with the others slain by them, they killed the Midianite kings-- Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.
Numbers 31:16
"Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam's advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the LORD in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against the LORD's community.
Joshua 24:9
Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, set out to fight against Israel. He sent for Balaam son of Beor to curse you,
2 Peter 2:15
By abandoning the straight path, they have gone astray and have followed the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
Jude 1:11
Woe to them! For they have traveled in the way of Cain, have abandoned themselves to the error of Balaam for profit, and have perished in Korah's rebellion.
a stumbling-block
Isaiah 57:14
He said, "Build it up, build it up, prepare the way, remove [every] obstacle from My people's way."
Jeremiah 6:21
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: I am going to place stumbling blocks before these people; fathers and sons together will stumble over them; friends and neighbors will [also] perish.
Ezekiel 3:20
Now if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, and I put a stumbling block in front of him, he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die because of his sin and the righteous acts he did will not be remembered. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.
Ezekiel 44:12
Because they ministered to the house of Israel before their idols and became a sinful stumbling block to them, therefore I swore an oath against them"-- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God-- "that they would bear the consequences of their sin.
Matthew 18:7
Woe to the world because of offenses. For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes.
Romans 9:32
Why is that? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.
Romans 11:9
And David says: Let their feasting become a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a retribution to them.
Romans 14:13
Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another, but instead decide not to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother's way.
Romans 14:21
It is a noble thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother stumble.
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 8:9
But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.
1 Peter 2:8
A stone that causes men to stumble, and a rock that trips them up. They stumble by disobeying the message; they were destined for this.
eat
Revelation 2:20
But I have this against you: you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols.
Acts 15:20
but instead we should write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from blood.
Acts 15:21
For since ancient times, Moses has had in every city those who proclaim him, and he is read aloud in the synagogues every Sabbath day."
Acts 15:29
that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.
Acts 21:25
With regard to the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter containing our decision that they should keep themselves from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality."
1 Corinthians 8:4-13
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About eating food offered to idols, then, we know that "an idol is nothing in the world," and that "there is no God but one."
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For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth-- as there are many "gods" and many "lords"--
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yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through Him.
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However, not everyone has this knowledge. In fact, some have been so used to idolatry up until now, that when they eat food offered to an idol, their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
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Food will not make us acceptable to God. We are not inferior if we don't eat, and we are not better if we do eat.
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But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.
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For if somebody sees you, the one who has this knowledge, dining in an idol's temple, won't his weak conscience be encouraged to eat food offered to idols?
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Then the weak person, the brother for whom Christ died, is ruined by your knowledge.
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Now when you sin like this against the brothers and wound their weak conscience, you are sinning against Christ.
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Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won't cause my brother to fall.
1 Corinthians 10:18-31
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Look at the people of Israel. Are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar?
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What am I saying then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
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No, but I do say that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons!
21
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot share in the Lord's table and the table of demons.
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Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
23
"Everything is permissible," but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible," but not everything builds up.
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No one should seek his own [good], but [the good] of the other person.
25
Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake, for
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the earth is the Lord's, and all that is in it.
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If one of the unbelievers invites you over and you want to go, eat everything that is set before you, without raising questions of conscience.
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But if someone says to you, "This is food offered to an idol," do not eat it, out of consideration for the one who told you, and for conscience' sake.
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I do not mean your own conscience, but the other person's. For why is my freedom judged by another person's conscience?
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If I partake with thanks, why am I slandered because of something for which I give thanks?
31
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God's glory.
to commit
Revelation 21:8
But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars-- their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
Revelation 22:15
Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
1 Corinthians 6:13-18
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"Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods," but God will do away with both of them. The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
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God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
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Do you not know that your bodies are the members of Christ? So should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Absolutely not!
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Do you not know that anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For it says, The two will become one flesh.
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But anyone joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
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Flee from sexual immorality! "Every sin a person can commit is outside the body," but the person who is sexually immoral sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 7:2
But because of sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because God will judge immoral people and adulterers.