Bishops' Bible

1 Corinthians 3

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I coulde not speake vnto you brethren, as vnto spirituall, but as vnto carnall [eue] as vnto babes in Christe.

Milk is fit for children.

1 Corinthians 3:2 I gaue you mylke to drynke, and not meate: For ye then were not stronge, neither are ye as yet.

Strife and division, arguments of a fleshly mind.

1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are carnal. Seing then, there is among you enuying, & stryfe, and sectes, are ye not carnall, and walke as men? 1 Corinthians 3:4 For whyle one sayth, I am of Paul, and another, I am of Apollo, are ye not carnall? 1 Corinthians 3:5 What is Paul? what is Apollo? Only ministers are they by whom ye beleued, euen as the Lorde gaue to euery man. 1 Corinthians 3:6 I haue planted, Apollo watered: but God gaue the encrease.

He that planteth, and he that watereth, is nothing.

1 Corinthians 3:7 So then, neither is he that planteth any thyng, neither he that watreth: but God that geueth the encrease. 1 Corinthians 3:8 He that planteth, & he that watreth, are one, and euery man shal receaue his rewarde accordyng to his labour.

The ministers are God's fellowworkmen.

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we together are Gods labourers, ye are Gods husbandrie [ye are] Gods buyldyng. 1 Corinthians 3:10 Accordyng to the grace of God geuen vnto me, as a wise maister builder haue I layde the foundation, and another buyldeth theron. But let euery man take heede howe he buyldeth vpon.

Christ the only foundation.

1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay, then that that is layde, which is Iesus Christe. 1 Corinthians 3:12 If any man buylde on this foundation, golde, syluer, precious stones, tymber, haye [or] stubble: 1 Corinthians 3:13 Euery mans worke shal appeare. The day shall declare it, because it shalbe reuealed by the fire: And the fire shall trie euery mans worke what it is. 1 Corinthians 3:14 If any mans worke that he hath built vpon abyde, he shall receaue a reward. 1 Corinthians 3:15 If any mans worke burne, he shall suffer losse, but he shalbe safe hym selfe: neuertheles, yet as it were through fire.

Men the temples of God,

1 Corinthians 3:16 Knowe ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirite of God dwelleth in you?

which must be kept holy.

1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defyle the temple of God, hym shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceaue him selfe. Yf any man among you seeme to be wise in this worlde, let hym be a foole, that he may be wyse.

The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisedome of this worlde, is foolishnesse with God. For it is writte: He compasseth the wise in their own craftynesse. 1 Corinthians 3:20 And agayne The Lorde knoweth the thoughtes of the wyse, that they be vayne. 1 Corinthians 3:21 Therfore, let no man reioyce in men: For all thynges are yours: 1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether it be Paul, or Apollo, or Cephas, either the worlde, either lyfe, or death, whether they be present thinges, or thynges to come, all are yours: 1 Corinthians 3:23 And ye are Christes, and Christe (is) Gods.

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