3. Most of Them Strewn Along
in the Wilderness
5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for they were 1astrewn along in the wilderness.
6 Now these things occurred as 1aexamples to 2us, that we should not be ones who lust after evil things, even as they also blusted.
7 Neither become 1aidolaters, as bsome of them did; as it is written, c"The people sat down to 1eat and drink, and stood up to dplay.''
8 Neither let us commit 1afornication, as some of them bcommitted fornication, and there 2fell in one day ctwenty-three thousand.
9 Neither let us 1atest Christ, as some of them btested Him and were destroyed by the cserpents.
10 Neither 1amurmur, just as some of them bmurmured and cperished by the 2destroyer.
11 Now these things 1happened to them as an aexample, and they were bwritten for our admonition, unto whom the 2ends of the ages 3have come.
12 1So then let him who athinks he bstands take heed lest he 2fall.
13 1No 2temptation has taken you except 3that which is common to man; and God is afaithful, who will not allow that you be 4btempted beyond what you are able, but will, with the 2temptation, also make the way out, that you may be able to cendure it.