1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 3 ©

1 Paul sheweth that he could not instruct the Corinthians in the higher doctrines of Christianity because of their carnal mind; 3 this state of mind revealed itself in their factions. 5 The most eminent preachers of the gospel are but instruments employed by God in building his church. 10 Paul hath laid the only true foundation, Christ Jesus; and others must take heed what they build thereon. 16 Christians are God's temple, not to be defiled. 18 Worldly wisdom is foolishness with God. 21 They that are Christ's must not glory in men.


AND I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto aspiritual, but as unto bcarnal, even as unto babes in Christ.


cI have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for *hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.


dFor ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and 1divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk 2as men?


eFor while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of fApollos; are ye not carnal?


gWho then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, heven as the Lord gave to every man?


iI have planted, Apollos watered; jbut God gave the increase.


kSo then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.


lNow he that planteth and he that watereth are one: mand every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.


For we are nlabourers together with God: ye are God's o3husbandry, ye are God's pbuilding.


qAccording to the grace of God which is given unto me, as ra wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.


sFor other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, twhich is Jesus Christ.


Now if any man ubuild upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;


vEvery man's work shall be made manifest: for wthe day shall declare it, because it 4shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.


xIf any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.


yIf any man's work shall be burned, zhe shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.


aKnow ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?


bIf any man 5defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for cthe temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.


dLet no man deceive himself. eIf any man among you seemeth to be wise in fthis world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

e ch. 8.2.
f ch. 2.6.

gFor the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.


And again, hThe Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.


Therefore let no man iglory in men. For jall things are yours;


Whether Paul, or Apollos, or kCephas, or the world, or life, or death, or lthings present, or things to come; all are yours;