3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but
as to carnal, [even] as to babes in Christ.
3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye
were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able.
3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas [there is] among you
envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk
3:4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I [am] of
Apollos; are ye not carnal?
3:5 Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos, but ministers by
whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered: but God hath given the
3:7 So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he
that watereth: but God that giveth the increase.
3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every
man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labor.
3:9 For we are laborers together with God: ye are God's
husbandry, [ye are] God's building.
3:10 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a
wise master-builder, I have laid the foundation, and another
buildeth upon it. But let every man take heed how he buildeth
3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that which is
laid, which is Jesus Christ.
3:12 Now if any man buildeth upon this foundation, gold, silver,
precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
3:13 Every man's work will be made manifest: for the day will
declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire
will try every man's work, of what sort it is.
3:14 If any man's work abideth which he hath built upon it, he
shall receive a reward.
3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he will suffer loss: but
he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the
Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
3:17 If any man defileth the temple of God, him will God
destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.
3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to
be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be
3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For
it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that
they are vain.
3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men: for all things are
3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life,
or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
3:23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.