1 Corinthians 3:22
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future--all are yours,

New Living Translation
whether Paul or Apollos or Peter, or the world, or life and death, or the present and the future. Everything belongs to you,

English Standard Version
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours,

Berean Study Bible
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. All of them belong to you,

Berean Literal Bible
whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come--all are yours,

New American Standard Bible
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you,

King James Bible
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come--everything is yours,

International Standard Version
whether Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life, death, the present, or the future—everything belongs to you,

NET Bible
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. Everything belongs to you,

New Heart English Bible
whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come. All are yours,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whether Paul, or Apollo, or Kaypha, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things future; everything is yours.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whether it is Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life or death, present or future things, everything belongs to you.

New American Standard 1977
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you,

Jubilee Bible 2000
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come, all are yours;

King James 2000 Bible
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

American King James Version
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

American Standard Version
whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all things are yours, whether it be Paul, or Apollo, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to some; for all are yours;

Darby Bible Translation
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or [the] world, or life, or death, or things present, or things coming, all are yours;

English Revised Version
whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

Webster's Bible Translation
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

Weymouth New Testament
For everything belongs to you--be it Paul or Apollos or Peter, the world or life or death, things present or future--everything belongs to you;

World English Bible
whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come. All are yours,

Young's Literal Translation
whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things about to be -- all are yours,
Study Bible
Worldly Wisdom
21Therefore stop boasting in men. All things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. All of them belong to you, 23and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.…
Cross References
John 1:42
Andrew brought him to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which means Peter).

Romans 8:38
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,

1 Corinthians 1:12
What I mean is this: Individuals among you are saying, "I follow Paul," "I follow Apollos," "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ."

1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, as the Lord has assigned to each his role.

1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.
Treasury of Scripture

Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your's;

Paul.

1 Corinthians 3:5-8 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, …

1 Corinthians 9:19-22 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant …

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves …

Ephesians 4:11,12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; …

or the.

Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us…

Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Verse 22. - Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas. All were their servants for Jesus' sake (2 Corinthians 4:5). Instead of becoming partisans of either, they could enjoy the greatness of all. Or the world. The sudden leap from Cephas to the world shows, as Bengel says, the impetuous leap of thought. There is a passage of similar eloquence in Romans 8:38, 39. The "hundredfold" is promised even in this world (Mark 10:29, 30). Or life. Because life in Christ is the only real life, and Christ came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly (see Romans 8:38). Or death. To the Christian, "to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21). So that death is no more than

"The lifting of a latch;
Nought but a step into the open air
Out of a tent already luminous
With light which shines through its transparent folds."
Or things present, or things to come. "He that overcometh shall inherit all things" (Revelation 21:7), because Christ has received all things from the Father. Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas,.... These are particularly named, because their disputes were chiefly about them; but what is said of them is true of all other, and all the ministers of Christ, that they are the church's. The gifts which Christ received for them, and has bestowed on them, are not their own, but the church's, and are given to them, not so much for their own use, as for the good and benefit of others. They are made able ministers of the New Testament, not by themselves, nor by man, but by God; who disposes of them as blessings to his churches, and gives them to be pastors and teachers of them, to feed them with knowledge, and with understanding; they are qualified by the Spirit of God for the service of the saints, and are separated by him to it, and are constituted overseers of the flock by his direction; they are placed as stewards of the mysteries and manifold grace of God, to dispense them with wisdom and faithfulness to all in his family, and are the servants of the churches for Jesus' sake, and therefore not to be gloried in; though to be respected in their place and station:

or the world: this, with what follows, is an amplification of the account, and is as if the apostle should say, you should be so far from glorying in man, in a few poor weak instruments, and especially in that in them, which with God is foolishness and vanity, that not only all the ministers of the word are yours, but even the whole world is yours; though called out of it, esteemed the filth of it, and have so little a share of it. The world was made for the sake of the saints, and is continued on their account; when they are called by grace, it will soon be at an end. It is their Lord's, and so theirs, both as Creator and Mediator: the good things of the world are enjoyed by the saints in a peculiar way, as covenant mercies and blessings, so as they are not by others, The evil things of it, as the sins and lusts of it, are escaped by them; and the afflictions they meet with in it are made to work for their good; and as they are heirs of the world, as Abraham was, so they shall inherit it in a much better form than it now is: the present heavens will pass away, the earth and all therein will be burnt up, and new heavens and a new earth arise, in which will dwell none but righteous persons: the world, in its present state, is an inn, suited to the condition of the saints, as pilgrims and strangers; but then it will be as a palace, fit for the spouse and bride of Christ.

Or life; in every view of it: the life of Christ, which he lived here on earth, in obedience to his Father's will, and which he now lives in heaven, where he ever lives to make intercession for his people, and for their good; that fulness of life that is in him, and that eternal life which is through him, are all theirs. The lives of the ministers of the Gospel are for their profit and advantage; and they are spared and continued on their account; their own lives are theirs, though not to live to themselves, nor to the lusts of men, but by faith on Christ, and to the glory of God, and which is what they desire.

Or death: the death of Christ was for them, in their room and stead, for their sins, to make satisfaction to divine justice for them; and the benefits of it are enjoyed by them. The death of good men, ministers, martyrs, and confessors, is theirs, serves to confirm their faith, animate their zeal, and encourage them to hold fast the profession of their faith without wavering. Their own death is a blessing to them; the sting is taken away by Christ; the curse is removed; it is no penal evil to them; it is a deliverance of them from all the sorrows and troubles of this life, and is their passage into endless glory and happiness.

Or things present; whether prosperous or adverse; and these, whether they be their own or others, all work together for their good.

Or things to come; future troubles and exercises; or future good things, either in this world, or in the world to come; the invisible glories of a future state:

all are yours; which is repeated for confirmation sake, and to observe, that if there was anything that was omitted, or could not be thought to be included in any of the above expressions, that also was theirs. 22. Enumeration of some of the "all things." The teachers, in whom they gloried, he puts first (1Co 1:12). He omits after "Cephas" or Christ (to whom exclusively some at Corinth, 1Co 1:12, professed to belong); but, instead, substitutes "ye are Christ's" (1Co 3:23).

world … life … death … things present … things to come—Not only shall they not "separate you from the love of God in Christ" (Ro 8:38, 39), but they "all are yours," that is, are for you (Ro 8:28), and belong to you, as they belong to Christ your Head (Heb 1:2).

things present—"things actually present" [Alford].3:18-23 To have a high opinion of our own wisdom, is but to flatter ourselves; and self-flattery is the next step to self-deceit. The wisdom that wordly men esteem, is foolishness with God. How justly does he despise, and how easily can he baffle and confound it! The thoughts of the wisest men in the world, have vanity, weakness, and folly in them. All this should teach us to be humble, and make us willing to be taught of God, so as not to be led away, by pretences to human wisdom and skill, from the simple truths revealed by Christ. Mankind are very apt to oppose the design of the mercies of God. Observe the spiritual riches of a true believer; All are yours, even ministers and ordinances. Nay, the world itself is yours. Saints have as much of it as Infinite Wisdom sees fit for them, and they have it with the Divine blessing. Life is yours, that you may have a season and opportunity to prepare for the life of heaven; and death is yours, that you may go to the possession of it. It is the kind messenger to take you from sin and sorrow, and to guide you to your Father's house. Things present are yours, for your support on the road; things to come are yours, to delight you for ever at your journey's end. If we belong to Christ, and are true to him, all good belongs to us, and is sure to us. Believers are the subjects of his kingdom. He is Lord over us, we must own his dominion, and cheerfully submit to his command. God in Christ, reconciling a sinful world to himself, and pouring the riches of his grace on a reconciled world, is the sum and substance of the gospel.
Jump to Previous
Apollos Apol'los Belong Belongs Cephas Death Future Life Paul Peter Present Whether World Your's
Jump to Next
Apollos Apol'los Belong Belongs Cephas Death Future Life Paul Peter Present Whether World Your's
Links
1 Corinthians 3:22 NIV
1 Corinthians 3:22 NLT
1 Corinthians 3:22 ESV
1 Corinthians 3:22 NASB
1 Corinthians 3:22 KJV

1 Corinthians 3:22 Biblia Paralela
1 Corinthians 3:22 Chinese Bible
1 Corinthians 3:22 French Bible
1 Corinthians 3:22 German Bible

Alphabetical: all Apollos are belong Cephas come death future life or Paul present the things to whether world you yours

NT Letters: 1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas (1 Cor. 1C iC 1Cor i cor icor) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Corinthians 3:21
Top of Page
Top of Page