1 Corinthians 3:1-9 NIV

On Divisions in the Church

1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual1 but as worldly2--mere infants3 in Christ.

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2 I gave you milk, not solid food,4 for you were not yet ready for it.5 Indeed, you are still not ready.

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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?

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4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos,"7 are you not mere men?

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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.

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6 I planted the seed,10 Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.

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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

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9 For we are God's fellow workers;12 you are God's field,13 God's building.14

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