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1 Corinthians 3 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brothers and sisters, I couldn't talk to you as spiritual people but as people still influenced by your corrupt nature. You were infants in your faith 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. I didn't give you solid food because you weren't ready for it. Even now you aren't ready for it 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
3 because you're still influenced by your corrupt nature. When you are jealous and quarrel among yourselves, aren't you influenced by your corrupt nature 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 some of you say, "I follow Paul" and others say, "I follow Apollos," aren't you acting like [sinful] humans? 4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men?
5 Who is Apollos? Who is Paul? They are servants who helped you come to faith. Each did what the Lord gave him to do. 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, and Apollos watered, but God made it grow. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.
7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is important because [only] God 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 have the same goal, and each will receive a reward for his own work. 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. You are God's field. You are God's building. 9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
10 As a skilled and experienced builder, I used the gift that God gave me to lay the foundation [for that building]. However, someone else is building on it. Each person must be careful how he builds 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 After all, no one can lay any other foundation than the one that is already laid, and that foundation is Jesus Christ. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 People may build on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw. 12 If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
13 The day will make what each one does clearly visible because fire will reveal it. That fire will determine what kind of work each person has done. 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 what a person has built survives, he will receive a reward. 14 If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.
15 If his work is burned up, he will suffer [the loss]. However, he will be saved, though it will be like going 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 that 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 anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him because God's temple is holy. You are that holy temple! 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 deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise in the ways of this world, you should give up that wisdom in order to become really 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 The wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. That's why Scripture says, "God 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 Again Scripture says, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are pointless." 20 and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."
21 So don't brag about people. Everything belongs to you. 21 So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours,
22 Whether it is Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life or death, present or future things, 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 You belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God. 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.