1 But I, brothers, 1 could not address you as a spiritual people, but as b people of the flesh, as c infants in Christ. 2 d I fed you with milk, not solid food, for e you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is f jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For g when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," h are you not being merely human?
5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? i Servants through whom you believed, j as the Lord assigned to each. 6 k I planted, l Apollos watered, m but God gave the growth. 7 So n neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each o will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are p God's fellow workers. You are God's field, q God's building.
10 r According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a s foundation, and t someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a u foundation other v than that which is laid, w which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw - 13 x each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed y by fire, and z the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, a he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, b but only as through fire.
16 c Do you not know that you 2 are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For d God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
18 e Let no one deceive himself. f If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For g the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, h "He catches the wise in their craftiness," 20 and again, i "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile." 21 So j let no one boast in men. For k 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 l you are Christ's, and m Christ is God's.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.