Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the Roman governor’s residence. 1 (Now it was very early morning.) 2 They 3 did not go into the governor’s residence 4 so they would not be ceremonially defiled, but could eat the Passover meal.
So do not let them persuade you to do this, 1 because more than forty of them 2 are lying in ambush 3 for him. They 4 have bound themselves with an oath 5 not to eat or drink anything 6 until they have killed him, and now they are ready, waiting for you to agree to their request.” 7
But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who calls himself a Christian 1 who is sexually immoral, or greedy, or an idolater, or verbally abusive, 2 or a drunkard, or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.
Do you not have houses so that you can eat and drink? Or are you trying to show contempt for the church of God by shaming those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I will not praise you for this!
But I have a few things against you: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam, 1 who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block 2 before the people 3 of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. 4
So 1 I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He 2 said to me, “Take the scroll 3 and eat it. It 4 will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.”
to eat 1 your fill 2 of the flesh of kings, the flesh of generals, 3 the flesh of powerful people, the flesh of horses and those who ride them, and the flesh of all people, both free and slave, 4 and small and great!”