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King James 2000 Bible
Corinthians Are Babes in Christ
1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2I have fed you with milk, and not with solid food: for until now you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able.
3For you are yet carnal: for while there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?
4For while one says, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not carnal?
5Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7So then neither is he that plants anything, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase.
8Now he that plants and he that waters are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.
9For we are laborers together with God: you are God's field, you are God's building.
Jesus Christ Is the Only Foundation
10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon.
11For no other foundation can a man lay than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man's work of what sort it is.
14If any man's work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
You Are the Temple of God
16Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
17If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.
20And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
22Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
23And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.