1 Corinthians 3 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual [people], but as to fleshly [people], as to infants 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, not solid food, for you were not yet able [to eat it]. But now you are still not able, 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
3 for you are still fleshly. For where [there is] jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and do you not live like [unregenerate] people? 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 For whenever anyone says, "I am with Paul," and another, "I [am] with Apollos," are you not [merely] human? 4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men?
5 Therefore, what is Apollos and what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, and to each as the Lord gave. 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 was causing [it] to grow. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.
7 So then, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who is causing [it] to grow. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
8 Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one, but each one will receive his own reward according to his 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 For we are God's fellow workers; 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 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon [it]. But each one must direct his attention to how he is building upon [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 For no one is able to lay another foundation than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if anyone builds upon the foundation [with] gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw, 12 If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
13 the work of each one will become evident. For the day will reveal [it], because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the work of each one, of what sort it is. 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 that he has built upon [it] remains, he will receive a reward. 14 If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.
15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but so as through 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 Do you not know that you are God's temple and the Spirit of God dwells 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 this one. For God's temple is holy, which 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 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks [himself] to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, in order that he may 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 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it is written, "The one who catches the wise in their craftiness," 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 again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile." 20 and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."
21 So then, let no one boast in people. For all [things] are yours, 21 So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours,
22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come, all [things] [are] yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future--all are yours,
23 and you [are] Christ's, and Christ [is] God's. 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.