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1 Corinthians 3 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brothers and sisters, I couldn't talk to you like spiritual people but like unspiritual people, like babies in Christ. 1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly--mere infants in Christ.
2 I gave you milk to drink instead of solid food, because you weren't up to it yet. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
3 Now you are still not up to it because you are still unspiritual. When jealousy and fighting exist between you, aren't you unspiritual and living by human standards? 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?
4 When someone says, "I belong to Paul," and someone else says, "I belong to Apollos," aren't you acting like people without the Spirit? 4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men?
5 After all, what is Apollos? What is Paul? They are servants who helped you to believe. Each one had a role given to them by the Lord: 5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe--as the Lord has assigned to each his task.
6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God made it grow. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.
7 Because of this, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but the only one who is anything is God who makes it grow. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
8 The one who plants and the one who waters work together, but each one will receive their own reward for their own labor. 8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.
9 We are God's coworkers, and you are God's field, God's building. 9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
10 I laid a foundation like a wise master builder according to God's grace that was given to me, but someone else is building on top of it. Each person needs to pay attention to the way they build on it. 10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.
11 No one can lay any other foundation besides the one that is already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 So, whether someone builds on top of the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, or hay, 12 If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
13 each one's work will be clearly shown. The day will make it clear, because it will be revealed with fire—the fire will test the quality of each one's work. 13 his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work.
14 If anyone's work survives, they'll get a reward. 14 If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.
15 But if anyone's work goes up in flames, they'll lose it. However, they themselves will be saved as if they had gone through a fire. 15 If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
16 Don't you know that you are God's temple and God's Spirit lives in you? 16 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
17 If someone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person, because God's temple is holy, which is what you are. 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
18 Don't fool yourself. If some of you think they are worldly-wise, then they should become foolish so that they can become wise. 18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a "fool" so that he may become wise.
19 This world's wisdom is foolishness to God. As it's written, He catches the wise in their cleverness. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness";
20 And also, The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are silly. 20 and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."
21 So then, no one should brag about human beings. Everything belongs to you— 21 So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours,
22 Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life, death, things in the present, things in the future—everything belongs to you, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future--all are yours,
23 but you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God. 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.