3 For my part, brothers and sisters, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ.z 2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food, since you were not yet ready for it. In fact, you are still not ready, 3 because you are still worldly. For since there is envyaa and strifeK,ab among you, are you not worldly and behaving like mere humans? 4 For whenever someone says, “I belong to Paul,” and another, “I belong to Apollos,”ac are you not acting like mere humans?
5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, and each has the role the Lord has given. 6 I planted,ad Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So, then, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one,L and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God’s coworkers.M You are God’s field, God’s building.ae
10 According to God’s grace that was given to me, I have laid a foundation as a skilled master builder,N and another builds on it. But each one is to be careful how he builds on it. 11 For no one can lay any foundation otheraf than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver,ag costly stones,ah wood, hay, or straw, 13 each one’s work will become obvious. For the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire;ai the fire will test the quality of each one’s work.aj 14 If anyone’s work that he has built survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, he will experienceO loss, but he himself will be savedak—but only as through fire.al
16 Don’t you yourselves know that you are God’s templeam and that the Spirit of God lives in you?an 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him;ao for God’s temple is holy,ap and that is what you are.
18 Let no one deceivea himself. If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this age,b let him become a foolc so that he can become wise.d 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishnesse with God, since it is written,f He catches the wise in their craftiness;A,g 20 and again, The Lord knows that the reasoningsh of the wise are futile.B,i 21 So let no one boast in human leaders, for everything is yoursj—22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephask or the world or lifel or deathm or things present or things to comen—everything is yours, 23 and you belong to Christ,o and Christ belongs to God.
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