1 Corinthians 10:18

“Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the Altar?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Look at the nation Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices sharers in the altar?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they that eat the sacrifices communion with the altar?
- American Standard Version (1901)

See Israel after the flesh: do not those who take as food the offerings of the altar take a part in the altar?
- Basic English Bible

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

Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they who eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the altar?
- Webster's Bible

Look at the Israelites--the nation and their ritual. Are not those who eat the sacrifices joint-partakers in the altar?
- Weymouth Bible

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

Se ye Israel aftir the fleisch, whethir thei that eeten sacrifices, ben not partyneris of the auter?
- Wycliffe Bible

See Israel according to the flesh! are not those eating the sacrifices in the fellowship of the altar?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:18


10:18 Consider Israel after the flesh - Christians are the spiritual Israel of God. Are not they who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar - Is not this an act of communion with that God to whom they are offered? And is not the case the same with those who eat of the sacrifices which have been offered to idols?


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:18


1Co 10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh. The natural Israel, in contrast with the spiritual Israel, the church. Are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? A part of the sacrifice was eaten by the offerers and their friends, and as a part was burnt on the altar, as an offering to God, they were supposed to be partakers with God in the feast. So, too, those who partook of an idol feast, would be worshipers of the idol.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10:18

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