1 Corinthians 3
Divisions in the Church1But I, brothers ▼
▼Or brothers and sisterscould not address you as b spiritual people, but as c people of the flesh, as d infants in Christ. 2 e I fed you with milk, not solid food, for f you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3for you are still of the flesh. For while there is g jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4For h when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” i are you not being merely human? 5What then is Apollos? What is Paul? j Servants through whom you believed k as the Lord assigned to each. 6 l I planted m Apollos watered n but God gave the growth. 7So o neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8He who plants and he who waters are one, and each p will receive his wages according to his labor. 9For we are q God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field r God’s building. 10 s According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a t foundation, and u someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11For no one can lay a v foundation other w than that which is laid x which is Jesus Christ. 12Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 y each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed z by fire, and aa the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives ab he will receive a reward. 15If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved ac but only as through fire. 16 ad Do you not know that you ▼
▼The Greek for you is plural in verses 16 and 17are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For af God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 18 ag Let no one deceive himself. ah If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19For ai the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written aj “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20and again ak “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21So al let no one boast in men. For am all things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23and an you are Christ’s, and ao Christ is God’s.
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