1 Corinthians 3

Now, I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly men, even as to babes in Christ. Milk I gave you--not meat; for you were not then able to receive it: nay, neither yet now are you able, because you are still fleshly. For, whereas, among you, envying, and strife, and divisions subsist; are you not fleshly, and walk after the manner of men? Besides, while one says, I, indeed, am of Paul; and another, I of Apollos, are you not fleshly?

For who is Paul, and who is Apollos; but ministers, by whom you have believed, even as the Lord has given to each? I have planted, Apollos has watered; but God has made to grow. So that neither the planter is anything, nor the waterer; but God, who makes to grow. However, the planter and the waterer are one, and each shall receive his proper reward, according to his proper labor. Wherefore, we are joint laborers, employed by God. You are God's field; you are God's building. 10 According to the favor of God, which is given to me as a skillful architect, I have laid the foundation, and another builds upon it. But let every one take heed how he builds on it.

11 For other foundation no one can lay, except what is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any one build on this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 every one's work shall be made manifest: for the say will make it plain, because it is revealed by fire; and so the fire will try every one's work, of what sort it is. 14 If the work of any one remain, which he has built upon the foundation: he shall receive a reward. 15 If the work of any one shall be burnt, he will suffer loss: himself, however, shall be saved, yet so as through a fire.

16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells among you? 17 If any one destroy the temple of God, him will God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

18 Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you think to be wise in this age, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, "He entangled the wise in their own craftiness." 20 And again, "The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain."

21 Wherefore, let no man boast in men; for all things are yours: 22 whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come--all are yours; 23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

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