The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

Chapter 3

Milk comes before meat in the Church—Men’s works will be tried by fire—The Saints are the temple of God, and if they are faithful, they will inherit all things.

 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

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

 For ye are yet acarnal: for whereas there is among you benvying, and cstrife, and ddivisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

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

 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but aministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

 I have aplanted, Apollos watered; but God bgave the cincrease.

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

 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own areward according to his own labour.

 For we are alabourers together with God: ye are God’s bhusbandry, ye are God’s building.

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

 11 For other afoundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

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

 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the afire shall btry every man’s work of what sort it is.

 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself ashall be saved; yet so as by fire.

 16 Know ye not that ye are the atemple of God, and that the bSpirit of God dwelleth cin you?

 17 If any man adefile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is bholy, which temple ye are.

 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you aseemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a bfool, that he may be cwise.

 19 For the awisdom of this bworld is cfoolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own dcraftiness.

 20 And again, The Lord aknoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are bvain.

 21 Therefore let no man aglory in men. For all things are yours;

 22 Whether aPaul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; ball are yours;

 23 And ye are aChrist’s; and Christ is God’s.