1 Corinthians 3
1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, [even] as to babes in Christ.
Milk is fit for children.
1 Corinthians 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.
Strife and division, arguments of a fleshly mind.
1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 1 Corinthians 3:4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I [am] of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered: but God hath given the increase.
He that planteth, and he that watereth, is nothing.
1 Corinthians 3:7 So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth: but God that giveth the increase. 1 Corinthians 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.
The ministers are God's fellowworkmen.
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building. 1 Corinthians 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 upon it.
Christ the only foundation.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:12 Now if any man buildeth upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 1 Corinthians 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. 1 Corinthians 3:14 If any man's work abideth which he hath built upon it, he shall receive a reward. 1 Corinthians 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.
Men the temples of God,
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know 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 defileth the temple of God, him will God destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are. 1 Corinthians 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 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 taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory 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 to come; all are yours; 1 Corinthians 3:23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.