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1 Corinthians 10:3

    1 Corinthians 10:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and did all eat the same spiritual food;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they all took the same holy food;

    Webster's Revision

    and did all eat the same spiritual food;

    World English Bible

    and all ate the same spiritual food;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and did all eat the same spiritual meat;

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 10:3

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:3

    Spiritual meat - The manna which is here called spiritual.

    1. Because it was provided supernaturally; and,

    2. Because it was a type of Christ Jesus, who speaking of it, John 6:31, etc., tells us that it was a type of that true bread which came down from heaven, which gives life to the world, John 6:33, and that himself was the bread of life, John 6:48.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:3

    And did all eat the same spiritual meat - That is, "manna." Exodus 16:15, Exodus 16:35; Nehemiah 9:15, Nehemiah 9:20. The word meat here is used in the old English sense of the word, to denote "food" in general. They lived on "manna." The word "spiritual" here is evidently used to denote that which was given by the Spirit, or by God; that which was the result of his miraculous gift, and which was not produced in the ordinary way, and which was not the gross food on which people are usually supported. It had an excellency and value from the fact that it was the immediate gift of God, and is thus called "angels food." Psalm 78:25. It is called by Josephus "divine and extraordinary food." Ant. Psalm 3:1. In the language of the Scriptures, that which is distinguished for excellence, which is the immediate gift of God, which is unlike that which is gross and of earthly origin, is called "spiritual," to denote its purity, value, and excellence. Compare Romans 7:14; 1 Corinthians 3:1; 1 Corinthians 15:44, 1 Corinthians 15:46; Ephesians 1:3. The idea of Paul here is, that all the Israelites were nourished and supported in this remarkable manner by food given directly by God; that they all had thus the evidence of the divine protection and favor, and were all under his care.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:3

    10:3 And all ate the same manna, termed spiritual meat, as it was typical, Of Christ and his spiritual benefits: Of the sacred bread which we eat at his table. Exod 16:15.