1 Corinthians 3:23
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New International Version
and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

New Living Translation
and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

English Standard Version
and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.

Berean Study Bible
and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

Berean Literal Bible
and you of Christ, and Christ of God.

New American Standard Bible
and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.

King James Bible
And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

International Standard Version
but you belong to the Messiah, and the Messiah belongs to God.

NET Bible
and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

New Heart English Bible
and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you are The Messiah's and The Messiah is God's.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

New American Standard 1977
and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

King James 2000 Bible
And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

American King James Version
And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

American Standard Version
and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Darby Bible Translation
and ye [are] Christ's, and Christ [is] God's.

English Revised Version
and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Weymouth New Testament
and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

World English Bible
and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's.
Study Bible
Worldly Wisdom
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
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

1 Corinthians 15:23
But each in his own turn: Christ the firstfruits; then at His coming, those who belong to Him.

1 Corinthians 15:28
And when all things have been subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be made subject to Him who put all things under Him, so that God may be all in all.

2 Corinthians 10:7
You are looking at outward appearances. If anyone is confident that he belongs to Christ, he should remind himself that we belong to Christ just as much as he does.

Galatians 3:29
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.
Treasury of Scripture

And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

ye.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost …

1 Corinthians 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's …

1 Corinthians 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward …

John 17:9,10 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which you …

Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and whether we die, we …

2 Corinthians 10:7 Do you look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust …

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according …

Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections …

and Christ.

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, …

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; …

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

John 17:18,21 As you have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them …

Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather …

Philippians 2:8-11 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became …

(23) And Christ is God's.--Probably these words were added, not only as being the great climax of the gradual ascent up which the Apostle's thoughts and language have gone in the whole passage, but as avoiding any danger of the party who called themselves by the name of Christ, arrogating anything to themselves from the previous words, "Ye are Christ's," if the passage had concluded with them. Christ is God's as being Mediator (as John 14:28; John 17:3.) There was no danger, in that early age of the Church, of these words being misunderstood (as some have endeavoured to misunderstand them since) as in the least implying a want of absolute identity between the Son, in regard of His Divine Nature, and the Father.

Verse 23. - And ye are Christ's (see 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Corinthians 15:23; Romans 14:8; Galatians 3:29). Christians possess because they are possessed by Christ (Meyer). Christ is our Master, and God our Father (Matthew 23:10). And Christ is God's; because "Christ is equal to the Father as touching his Godhead, but inferior to the Father as touching his manhood." Hence in 1 Corinthians 11:3 he says, "The head of Christ is God;" and in 1 Corinthians 15:28, we read of Christ resigning his mediatorial kingdom, that God may be all in all. Perhaps St. Paul implies the thought that Christ belongs, not to a party, but to God, the Father of us all. But the ultimate climax from Christ to God is found also in 1 Corinthians 4:1: Romans 15:5, etc.



And ye are Christ's,.... This is the ground and foundation of all things being theirs, and shows in what way they come by them, and what gives them their claim and property: they are Christ's, he has an interest in them, and they in him; they are his, not only by creation, as all men are, but by the Father's special gift of them to him, as his spouse and bride, his children, his sheep, his portion, and his jewels; they are his through the purchase of his own blood, and by a voluntary surrender of themselves unto him, under the influence of his Spirit and grace; they are his by their profession of him; they avouch themselves to be the Lord's and call themselves by his name; and they are his by his possession of them, and dwelling in their hearts by faith; and all they have are his. Their worst things are his; their sins are accounted to him, and laid on him by imputation, and have been bore and done away by him: their griefs and sorrows are his, their reproaches his, and their afflictions and sufferings his. Their best things are his; their temporal mercies come from him, and through him; and all their spiritual blessings, they are blessed with in him; and all the good things done by them are done in his strength, by the assistance of his Spirit, and in virtue of his grace.

And Christ is God's; he is his Son, his own, his only begotten and well beloved Son, as he is a divine person; and as man he is his creature, made by him, and inferior to him; he is the head of him, as the man is of the woman; and as Mediator, he is his righteous servant, whom he has chosen, called, brought forth, upheld, and in whom he is glorified: so that, upon the whole, the saints should not glory in men, though ever so great and good, but in God, and in Christ, as of God, made unto them wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. 23. ye are Christ's—not Paul's, or Apollos,' or Cephas' (1Co 11:3; Mt 23:8-10). "Neither be ye called masters; for one is your Master, even Christ" (Ro 14:8). Not merely a particular section of you, but ye all are Christ's (1Co 1:12).

Christ is God's—(1Co 11:3). God is the ultimate end of all, even of Christ, His co-equal Son (1Co 15:28; Php 2:6-11). 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.
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