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19 God is not a human being who speaks falsely,
    nor a mortal, who feels regret.
Is God one to speak and not act,
    to decree and not bring it to pass?

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What if some were unfaithful? Will their infidelity nullify the fidelity of God?(A) Of course not! God must be true, though every human being is a liar,[a] as it is written:

“That you may be justified in your words,
    and conquer when you are judged.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 3:4 Though every human being is a liar: these words reproduce the Greek text of Ps 116:11. The rest of the verse is from Ps 51:6.

13 No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.(A)

Warning Against Idolatry.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 10:14–22 The warning against idolatry from 1 Cor 10:7 is now repeated (1 Cor 10:14) and explained in terms of the effect of sacrifices: all sacrifices, Christian (1 Cor 10:16–17), Jewish (1 Cor 10:18), or pagan (1 Cor 10:20), establish communion. But communion with Christ is exclusive, incompatible with any other such communion (1 Cor 10:21). Compare the line of reasoning at 1 Cor 6:15.

in the hope of eternal life that God, who does not lie, promised before time began,(A)

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