1 Corinthians 3
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1And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly—as to babies in Christ; 2with milk I fed you, and not with meat, for you were not yet able, but not even yet are you now able, 3for yet you are fleshly, for where [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not fleshly, and walk in the manner of men? 4For when one may say, “I, indeed, am of Paul,” and another, “I—of Apollos,” are you not fleshly?

5Who, then, is Paul, and who Apollos, but servants through whom you believed, and to each as the LORD gave? 6I planted, Apollos watered, but God was giving growth; 7so that neither is he who is planting anything, nor he who is watering, but He who is giving growth—God; 8and he who is planting and he who is watering are one, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor, 9for we are fellow-workmen of God; you are God’s tillage, God’s building.

10According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master-builder, I have laid a foundation, and another builds on [it], 11for no one is able to lay another foundation except that which is laid, which is Jesus the Christ; 12and if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13the work will become visible of each, for the day will declare [it], because it is revealed in fire, and the work of each, what kind it is, the fire will prove; 14if the work of anyone remains that he built on [it], he will receive a wage; 15if the work of any is burned up, he will suffer loss, but himself will be saved, but so as through fire.

16Have you not known that you are a temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17If anyone ruins the temple of God, God will ruin him; for the temple of God is holy, which you are.

18Let no one deceive himself; if anyone seems to be wise among you in this age—let him become a fool, that he may become wise,

19for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it has been written: “Who is taking the wise in their craftiness”; 20and again, “The LORD knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain.” 21So then, let no one glory in men, for all things are yours, 22whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things about to be—all are yours, 23and you [are] Christ’s, and Christ [is] God’s.


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