1 And I could not speak unto you brethren as unto spiritual: but as unto carnal, even as it were unto babes in Christ. 2 I gave you milk to drink and not meat. For ye then were not strong - no, neither yet are strong. 3 For ye are yet carnal. As long verily as there is among you envying, strife and dissension: are ye not carnal, and walk after the manner of men? 4 As long as one saith "I hold of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are ye not carnal?
5 What is Paul? What thing is Apollos? Only ministers are they, by whom ye believed: even as the Lord gave every man grace. 6 I have planted. Apollos watered. But God gave increase. 7 So then, neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth: but God which gave the increase. 8 He that planteth, and he that watereth, are neither better than the other. Every man yet shall receive his reward according to his labour. 9 We are God's laborers: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. 10 According to the grace of God given unto me, as a wise builder have I laid the foundation; and another hath built thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth upon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay, than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If any man build on this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, timber, hay, or stubble: 13 every man's work shall appear. For the day shall declare it, and it shall be showed in fire, and the fire shall try every man's work what it is. 14 If any man's work, that he hath built upon, abide; he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work burn; he shall suffer loss. But he shall be safe himself, nevertheless yet as it were through fire.
16 Are ye not aware that ye are the temple of God, and how that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man seem wise among you, let him be a fool in this world, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He compasseth the wise in their craftiness." 20 And again, "God knoweth the thoughts of the wise that they be vain." 21 Therefore let no man rejoice in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether it be Paul, either Apollos, either Cephas: whether it be the world, or life, either death, whether they be present things or things to come: all are yours, 23 and ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's.