1 Corinthians 10:4

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And did all drinke the same spirituall drinke: (for they dranke of that spirituall Rocke that followed them: and that Rocke was Christ)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the same holy drink: for they all took of the water from the holy rock which came after them: and the rock was Christ.
- Basic English Bible

and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of a spiritual rock which followed [them]: (now the rock was the Christ;)
- Darby Bible

And all drank the same spiritual drink: (for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.)
- Webster's Bible

and all drank the same spiritual drink; for they long drank the water that flowed from the spiritual rock that went with them--and that rock was the Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.
- World English Bible

and alle drunken the same spiritual drynke; thei drunken of the spiritual stoon folewynge hem; and the stoon was Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all the same spiritual drink did drink, for they were drinking of a spiritual rock following them, and the rock was the Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:4


10:4 And all drank the same spiritual drink - Typical of Christ, and of that cup which we drink. For they drank out of the spiritual or mysterious rock, the wonderful streams of which followed them in their several journeyings, for many years, through the wilderness. And that rock was a manifest type of Christ - The Rock of Eternity, from whom his people derive those streams of blessings which follow them through all this wilderness. #Exod 17:6|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:4


1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink. The water supernaturally supplied (Ex 17:6 Nu 20:11) called "spiritual", for the same reason. That spiritual Rock that followed them. The waters at Rephidim (Ex 17:1-6) and Kadesh (Nu 20:1-12) gushed from a rock. The rock did not itself supply them, but the power behind, the "spiritual Rock", even Christ. The rock of Rephidim did not follow them, but the "spiritual Rock" did, and supplied their necessities whenever they were in need. As the rock of Rephidim became a fountain, so Christ is the fountain of living waters to the world.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10

  • Charles Northup
    We must remember it all was written by God and has to agree as one writing? The Father and The Word and The Holy Ghost and these 3 are one.
  • BSP
    Verse 12: We want to guard against overconfidence and put up a constant fight to stay on the right course.
  • Wayne
    Romans 8:23, Christians are not to walk after the flesh but are to mortify the deeds of the body by the Spirit. Christ came to give us power over the flesh and all sin. If one is a Christian, one must take all sinful things to Jesus to b eradicated. Christ can remove all sin, 1 John 1st chapter. "And cleanse us from all unrighteousness". "Cleanses us from ALL sin". 2nd chap Walk as He walked.
  • A disciple
    "But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness...but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;" What are the things most common to us, that make us grieved with ourselves and not well pleasing to God? We know from this and other Scriptures that God keeps us from sinning according to how we walk in our integrity.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths: Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
  • Ray321
    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. To study God's Word is power, to have it in the heart is Jesus.

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