1 Corinthians 3
1 And I, brethren, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ.
2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able, and even
now you are still not able;
3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are
you not carnal and behaving like men?
4 For when one says, I am of Paul, and another, I of Apollos, are you not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believe, as
the Lord gave to each one?
6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God made it grow.
7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who causes
8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own
reward according to his own labor.
9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I
have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he
builds on it.
11 For no one is able to lay any other foundation than that which is laid, which is Jesus
12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay,
13 each one's work will be revealed; for the Day will declare it, because it will be
disclosed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.
14 If anyone's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.
15 If anyone's work is consumed, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so
as through fire.
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in
17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is
holy, which you are.
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let
him become foolish that he may become wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He catches the
wise in their own craftiness;
20 and again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21 Therefore 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 present or
things to come; all are yours.
23 And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.