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1 Corinthians 3

1 Corinthians 3:1 And *I*, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ.

Milk is fit for children.

1 Corinthians 3:2 I have given you milk to drink, not meat, for ye have not yet been able, nor indeed are ye yet able;

Strife and division, arguments of a fleshly mind.

1 Corinthians 3:3 for ye are yet carnal. For whereas [there are] among you emulation and strife, are ye not carnal, and walk according to man? 1 Corinthians 3:4 For when one says, *I* am of Paul, and another, *I* of Apollos, are ye not men? 1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Apollos, and who Paul? Ministering servants, through whom ye have believed, and as the Lord has given to each. 1 Corinthians 3:6 *I* have planted; Apollos watered; but God has given the increase.

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

1 Corinthians 3:7 So that neither the planter is anything, nor the waterer; but God the giver of the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:8 But the planter and the waterer are one; but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

The ministers are God's fellowworkmen.

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God's fellow-workmen; ye are God's husbandry, God's building. 1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which has been given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation, but another builds upon it. But let each see how he builds upon it.

Christ the only foundation.

1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay besides that which [is] laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:12 Now if any one build upon [this] foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw, 1 Corinthians 3:13 the work of each shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare [it], because it is revealed in fire; and the fire shall try the work of each what it is. 1 Corinthians 3:14 If the work of any one which he has built upon [the foundation] shall abide, he shall receive a reward. 1 Corinthians 3:15 If the work of any one shall be consumed, he shall suffer loss, but *he* shall be saved, but so as through [the] fire.

Men the temples of God,

1 Corinthians 3:16 Do ye not know that ye are [the] temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwells in you?

which must be kept holy.

1 Corinthians 3:17 If any one corrupt the temple of God, *him* shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are *ye*. 1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise.

The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:20 And again, [The] Lord knows the reasonings of the wise that they are vain. 1 Corinthians 3:21 So that let no one boast in men; for all things are yours. 1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or [the] world, or life, or death, or things present, or things coming, all are yours; 1 Corinthians 3:23 and *ye* [are] Christ's, and Christ [is] God's.

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