And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:1)

I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, (1 Corinthians 3:2)

for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? (1 Corinthians 3:3)

For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not mere men? (1 Corinthians 3:4)

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. (1 Corinthians 3:5)

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. (1 Corinthians 3:6)

So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. (1 Corinthians 3:7)

Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. (1 Corinthians 3:8)

For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building. (1 Corinthians 3:9)

According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. (1 Corinthians 3:10)

For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11)

Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, (1 Corinthians 3:12)

each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. (1 Corinthians 3:13)

If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. (1 Corinthians 3:14)

If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. (1 Corinthians 3:15)

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16)

If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. (1 Corinthians 3:17)

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. (1 Corinthians 3:18)

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS"; (1 Corinthians 3:19)

and again, "THE LORD KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS." (1 Corinthians 3:20)

So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you, (1 Corinthians 3:21)

whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, (1 Corinthians 3:22)

and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God. (1 Corinthians 3:23)


Copyright Statement - The New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995; Audio Recording Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, (P) 1989 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For usage information, please read the NASB Copyright Statement.