1 And I, brethren, was not able to speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, not with meat; for you were not yet able. But ye are not now yet able: 3 for ye are yet carnal. For where there are envy and strife among you, are you not carnal, and walking about according to man? 4 For when one may say, I am indeed of Paul; another, I am of Apollos; are you not men?
5 Then what is Apollos? and what is Paul? But ministers through whom ye believed; even as the Lord gave to each one. 6 I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So neither is the one planting, nor the one watering anything, but God the one giving the increase. 8 But he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and each one shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God's fellow-laborers; ye are God's farm; ye are God's building. 10 According to the grace of God which was given unto me, I as a wise architect, laid the foundation; and another builds on it. Let each one take heed how he builds. 11 For other foundation no one is able to lay beside the one which is laid, who is Jesus Christ. 12 But if any one builds upon the foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 the work of each will be made manifest: for the day will reveal it, because it is revealed by fire; and the same fire will try the work of each what soil it is. 14 And if the work of any one which he builds, abides, he will receive a reward: 15 But if the work of any one shall be burnt up, he shall suffer loss; but himself shall be saved, but as through the fire.
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If any one destroys the temple of God, him will God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which ye are.
18 Let no one deceive himself. If any one seems to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it has been written. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20 And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 21 So let no one boast among men; for 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. 23 All things are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.