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1 Corinthians 3

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I could not speake vnto you, brethren, as vnto spirituall men, but as vnto carnall, euen as vnto babes in Christ.

Milk is fit for children.

1 Corinthians 3:2 I gaue you milke to drinke, & not meat: for yee were not yet able to beare it, neither yet nowe are yee able.

Strife and division, arguments of a fleshly mind.

1 Corinthians 3:3 For yee are yet carnall: for whereas there is among you enuying, and strife, and diuisions, are ye not carnall, and walke as men? 1 Corinthians 3:4 For when one sayeth, I am Pauls, and another, I am Apollos, are yee not carnall? 1 Corinthians 3:5 Who is Paul then? And who is Apollos, but the ministers by whome yee beleeued, and as the Lord gaue to euery man? 1 Corinthians 3:6 I haue planted, Apollos watred, but God gaue the increase.

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

1 Corinthians 3:7 So then, neither is hee that planteth any thing, neither hee that watreth, but God that giueth the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:8 And he that planteth, and he that watreth, are one, and euery man shall receiue his wages, according to his labour.

The ministers are God's fellowworkmen.

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we together are Gods labourers: yee are Gods husbandrie, and Gods building. 1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God giuen to mee, as a skilfull master builder, I haue laide the foundation, & another buildeth thereon: but let euery man take heede how he buildeth vpon it.

Christ the only foundation.

1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man laie, then that which is laied, which is Iesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:12 And if any man builde on this foundation, golde, siluer, precious stones, timber, haye, or stubble, 1 Corinthians 3:13 Euery mans worke shalbe made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shalbe reueiled by the fire: and the fire shall trie euery mans worke of what sort it is. 1 Corinthians 3:14 If any mans worke, that he hath built vpon, abide, he shall receiue wages. 1 Corinthians 3:15 If any mans worke burne, he shall lose, but he shalbe saued himselfe: neuerthelesse yet as it were by the fire.

Men the temples of God,

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

which must be kept holy.

1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man destroy the Temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the Temple of God is holy, which ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceiue himselfe: If any man among you seeme to be wise in this world, let him be a foole, that he may be wise.

The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdome of this worlde is foolishnesse with God: for it is written, He catcheth the wise in their owne craftinesse. 1 Corinthians 3:20 And againe, The Lord knoweth that the thoughtes of the wise be vaine. 1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man reioyce in men: for all things are yours. 1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether it be Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death: whether they be things present, or thinges to come, euen all are yours, 1 Corinthians 3:23 And ye Christes, and Christ Gods.

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