1 Corinthians 10:8

“Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither let vs commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twentie thousand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Again, let us not give way to the desires of the flesh, as some of them did, of whom twenty-three thousand came to their end in one day.
- Basic English Bible

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
- Darby Bible

Neither let us commit lewdness, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
- Webster's Bible

Nor may we be fornicators, like some of them who committed fornication and on a single day 23,000 of them fell dead.
- Weymouth Bible

Neither let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell.
- World English Bible

Nether do we fornycacioun, as summe of hem diden fornicacioun, and thre and twenti thousyndis weren deed in o dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

neither may we commit whoredom, as certain of them did commit whoredom, and there fell in one day twenty-three thousand;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:8


10:8 And fell in one day three and twenty thousand - Beside the princes who were afterwards hanged, and those whom the judges slew so that there died in all four and twenty thousand. #Num 25:1|,9.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:8


1Co 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed. The fornication with the Midianites (Nu 25:1-10). Fornication was also one of the besetting sins of Corinth (1Co 5:1 16:3,18 7:2). And fell in one day three and twenty thousand. In Nu 25:9 it is stated that 24,000 lost their lives. Paul names 23,000 as the number who lost their lives by the plague. The number was no doubt between 23,000 and 24,000, and is stated in each place by a round sum, according to Jewish custom, Paul naming the smaller.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10:8

  • Holy Warrior for verse 8
    This just goes to show how this sin is able to spread itself affecting the masses. One thing that many of us may see as a small thing can destroy nations in one sweep due to it 's promise and lie of satisfaction.

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