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1 Corinthians 3:1-10 (New International Version)

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On Divisions in the Church

1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual1 but as worldly2--mere infants3 in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food,4 for you were not yet ready for it.5 Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling6 among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? 4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos,"7 are you not mere men? 5 What, after all, is Apollos?8 And what is Paul? Only servants,9 through whom you came to believe--as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed,10 Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.11 9 For we are God's fellow workers;12 you are God's field,13 God's building.14 10 By the grace God has given me,15 I laid a foundation16 as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.
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