Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
I have cut off nations; their corner towers are destroyed. I have laid waste their streets, with no one to pass through. Their cities lie devastated, without a person, without an inhabitant.
I thought: You will certainly fear Me and accept correction. Then her dwelling place would not be cut off [based on] all that I had allocated to her. However, they became more corrupt in all their actions.
Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.
and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;
In the same way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them committed sexual immorality and practiced perversions, just as they did, and serve as an example by undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam's transgression. He is a prototype of the Coming One.
For the Messiah did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model of the true one) but into heaven itself, that He might now appear in the presence of God for us.
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledge of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Contemptible people among them had a strong craving [for other food]. The Israelites cried again and said, "Who will feed us meat?
A wind sent by the LORD came up and blew quail in from the sea; it dropped [them] at the camp all around, three feet off the ground, about a day's journey in every direction.
The people were up all that day and night and all the next day gathering the quail-- the one who took the least gathered 33 bushels-- and they spread them out all around the camp.
While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the LORD's anger burned against the people, and the LORD struck them with a very severe plague.
So they named that place Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved [the meat].
He rained meat on them like dust, and winged birds like the sand of the seas.
He made [them] fall in His camp, all around His tent.
They ate and were completely satisfied, for He gave them what they craved.
Before they had satisfied their desire, while the food was still in their mouths,
God's anger flared up against them, and He killed some of their best men. He struck down Israel's choice young men.
They were seized with craving in the wilderness and tested God in the desert.
He gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them.