1 Corinthians 3
Berean Literal Bible

God's Fellow Workers

1And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as fleshly—as to infants in Christ. 2I gave you milk to drink, not solid food, for not yet were you able. In fact, now you are still not able, 3for you are still fleshly. For where jealousy and strife are among you, are you not fleshly, and are walking according to man? 4For when one might say, “I indeed am of Paul,” but another, “I of Apollos,” are you not fleshly?

5Who then is Apollos? And who is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord has given to each. 6I planted, Apollos watered, but God kept it growing. 7So neither the one planting nor the one watering is anything, but only God, the One giving growth. 8Now the one planting and the one watering are one, and each will receive the own reward, according to the own labor. 9For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Christ Our Foundation
(Isaiah 28:14-22; 1 Peter 2:4-12)

10According to the grace of God having been given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, but another is building upon it. But let each one take heed how he builds upon it. 11For no one is able to lay another foundation, besides the one being already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12Now if anyone builds upon the foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, 13the work of each will become manifest, for the day will disclose it, because it is revealed in fire, and the fire itself will prove the work of each, what sort it is. 14If the work of anyone that he built up will remain, he will receive a reward. 15If the work of anyone will be burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, but so as through fire.

You are God's Temple
(Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20)

16Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, which you are.

Worldly Wisdom

18Let no one deceive himself: If anyone among you thinks himself to be wise in this age, let him become foolish, so that he may become wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it has been written: “He is the One catching the wise in their craftiness.”a 20and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”b

21Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas,c or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come—all are yours, 23and you of Christ, and Christ of God.

a 19 Job 5:13
b 20 Psalm 94:11
c 22 That is, Peter

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