1 Corinthians 3
1 Corinthians 3:1 And I coulde not speake vnto you brethren as vnto spiritual, but as vnto carnal, euen as it were to babes in Christ:
Milk is fit for children.
1 Corinthians 3:2 I gaue you milke to drinke, & not meat. For ye then were not stronge, no neyther yet are. For ye are yet carnall.
Strife and division, arguments of a fleshly mind.
1 Corinthians 3:3 As longe verelye as there is amonge you enuiynge, stryfe and dissencion: are ye not carnall, and walke after the maner of men? 1 Corinthians 3:4 As long as one sayeth, I holde of Paul, and another I am of Apollo, are ye not carnall? 1 Corinthians 3:5 What is Paule? What thinge is Apollo? Dulye ministres are they, by whom ye beleued, euen as the Lorde gaue euerye man grace. 1 Corinthians 3:6 I haue planted, Apollo watred: but God gaue the increase.
He that planteth, and he that watereth, is nothing.
1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neyther is he that planteth anye thinge neyther he that watreth: but God that gaue the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:8 He that planteth and he that wathereth, are neither better then the other. Euerye man yet shall receyue hys rewarde accordynge to hys laboure.
The ministers are God's fellowworkmen.
1 Corinthians 3:9 We are Goddes labourer, ye are Goddes husbandrye ye are Goddes buyldinge. 1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God geuen vnto me, as a wyse buylder haue I layde the foundation. And another buylte theron. But let euery man take hede how he buildeth vpon.
Christ the only foundation.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man laie, then that whiche is layde, whiche is Iesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:12 Yf any man buylde on this foundacion, golde, syluer, precyous stones timber, haye or stobble: 1 Corinthians 3:13 euerye mans worke shall appeare. For the daye shal declare it, & it shalbe shewed in fyre. And the fyre shall trye euery mannes worke, what it is. 1 Corinthians 3:14 Yf any mannes worke that he hath buylt vpon, byde: he shall receiue a rewarde. 1 Corinthians 3:15 If any mannes worke burne, he shall suffer losse: but he shalbe safe him selfe: neuerthelesse yet as it were thorow fyre.
Men the temples of God,
1 Corinthians 3:16 Are ye not ware that ye are the temple of God, and how that the spyryte of God dwelleth in you?
which must be kept holy.
1 Corinthians 3:17 Yf anye man defyle the temple of God him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, whyche temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceyue hym selfe. Yf anye man seme, wyse amonge you, let hym be a fole in thys worlde that he maye be wyse.
The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wysdome of this worlde is folyshnes wyth God. For it is wrytten: he compaseth the wyse in theyr craftynes. 1 Corinthians 3:20 And agayne, God knoweth the thoughtes of the wyse that they be vayne. 1 Corinthians 3:21 Therfore let no man reioice in men. For all thinges are youres 1 Corinthians 3:22 whether it be Paule, other Apollo, other Cephas: whether it be þe world, other lyfe, other deathe, whether they be present thynges or thinges to come: all are youres, 1 Corinthians 3:23 and ye are Christes & Christ is Gods.