1 Corinthians 3

1 And brethren, I was not able to speak to you* as to spiritual people, but as to fleshly ones, as to infants in Christ. 2 I gave you* milk to drink and not food, for* you* were not yet able to eat it. But still you* are not able even now, 3 for* you* are still fleshly. For* where there is jealousy and strife and dissensions among you*, are you* not fleshly, and are you* not walking according to the manner of man ?

4 For* whenever someone says, I am indeed of Paul, but a different one, I am of Apollos, are you* not fleshly? 5 Therefore, who is Paul? And who is Apollos? But servants through whom you* believed, even as the Lord gave to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. 7 So, then neither is the one who is planting anything, nor the one who is watering, but God who is causing the growth. 8 Now the one who is planting and the one who is watering are one, but each one will be receiving his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For* we are God' s fellow workers. You* are God' s cultivation, God' s building.

10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, I have laid a foundation like a wise expert, builder, and another is building upon it. But let each one beware how he is building upon it. 11 For* no one is able to lay another foundation beside what is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 But if anyone is building on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw, 13 the work of each one will become apparent. For* the day will indicate it, because it is revealed in fire, and the fire will test the work of each one, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone' s work remains which he built upon it, he will be receiving a reward. 15 If the work of anyone will be burned, he will be forfeiting that work, but he himself will be saved, but so as through fire.

16 Do you* not know that you* are a temple of God and the Spirit of God is dwelling in you*? 17 If anyone corrupts the temple of God, God will have corruption for this one; for* the temple of God is holy, which you* are.

18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone seems to be wise in this age among you*, let him become foolish, in order that he may become wise. 19 For* the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For* it has been written, ' It is he who grabs the wise in their craftiness'; {Job 5: 13} 20 and again, ' The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are futile.' {Psa 94: 11} 21 So, then, let no one boast in men. For* all things are yours*, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things which are present, or future things. All things are yours*, 23 and you* are Christ' s, and Christ is God' s.



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