A Choral Reading of 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
This choral reading on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 is for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, with spoken solos.
1 Corinthians 10:1–13
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, with spoken solos
TENOR SOLO: For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact,
ALL: brothers and sisters,
TENOR: that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.
TENOR and ALTO: They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
ALTO: They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink;
ALTO and SOPRANO: for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them,
ALL: and that rock was Christ.
BASS: Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them;
BASS and SOPRANO: their bodies were scattered [repeat in a scattered way]
SOPRANO: in the wilderness.
SOPRANO SOLO: Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.
SOPRANO: Do not be idolaters,
SOPRANO SOLO: as some of them were; as it is written:
TENOR and ALTO: The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.
ALTO: We should not commit sexual immorality,
ALTO SOLO: as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.
TENOR: We should not test Christ,
TENOR SOLO: as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.
BASS: And do not grumble,
BASS SOLO: as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
ALTO SOLO: These things happened to them as examples
ALTO: and were written down as warnings for us,
ALTO SOLO: on whom the culmination of the ages has come.
BASS SOLO: So, if you think you are standing firm,
ALL: be careful that you don’t fall!
TENOR: No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humankind.
ALL: And God is faithful;
SOPRANO and BASS: God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
SOPRANO SOLO: But when you are tempted,
ALL: God will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
The Word of the Lord!
CONGREGATION: Thanks be to God!