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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;
Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire evil things as they did. Don’t become idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to play. Let us not commit sexual immorality as some of them did, and in a single day 23,000 people fell dead.read more.
Let us not test Christ as some of them did and were destroyed by snakes. Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer. 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.
For in the past, the holy women who put their hope in God also beautified themselves in this way, submitting to their own husbands,
Brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name as an example of suffering and patience.
For what credit is there if you sin and are punished, and you endure it? But when you do what is good and suffer, if you endure it, this brings favor with God. For you were called to this,
because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example,
so that you should follow in His steps. He did not commit sin,
and no deceitwas found in His mouth;
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.