1 CorinthiansChapter 3

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1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 2 I †fed you milk, not meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it. Nay, even now are ye yet unable; 3 for ye are yet carnal: for whereas jealousy is among you and strife, are ye not carnal, and walk ye not after man’s manner? 4 For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I, of Apollos; are ye not men? 5 What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? Ministers through whom ye believed, and as the Lord gave to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered; but :God gave increase. 7 So then neither is who planteth aught nor who watereth; but God that giveth increase. 8 Now who planteth and who watereth are one: but each shall receive his own :reward according to his own :toil. 9 For we are God’s fellow-workers: ye are God’s †husbandry, God’s building. 10 According to the grace of :God :given me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let each look how he buildeth thereon. 11 For other foundation can no one lay than what is laid, who is Jesus Christ. 12 But if any buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, †hay, stubble; 13 the work of each shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is being revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove the work of each of what sort it is. 14 If the work of any shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive reward. 15 If the work of any shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire. 16 Know ye not that ye are God’s sanctuary, and the Spirit of :God dwelleth in you? 17 If any corrupteth the sanctuary of :God, him shall :God corrupt; for the sanctuary of God is holy, which ye are.

18 Let no one deceive himself. If any thinketh he is wise among you in this :age, let him become a fool, that he become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this :world is foolishness with :God. For it is written, Who taketh the wise in their :craftiness: 20 and again, The Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain. 21 Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours; 22 whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or world, or life, or death, or things present, or coming; all are yours; 23 and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

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