1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it: nor are ye now able. 3 For ye are still carnal: for while there is among you emulation, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk according to man? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul,
5 and another, I am of Apollos, are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, nor he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 But he that planteth and he that watereth are one; and every one shall receive his own reward, according to his own labour. 9 For we are fellow-labourers of God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. 10 According to the grace of God given to me, as a wise master-builder I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon; but let every one take heed how he buildeth thereon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay, than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ: And if any one build on this foundation, gold, silver, costly stones; 12 wood, hay, stubble, Every one's work shall be made manifest; 13 for the day shall declare it: for it is revealed by fire; yea the fire shall try every one's work, of what sort it is. 14 If any one's work which he hath built thereon shall remain, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any one's work shall be burnt, he shall suffer loss, but himself shall be saved, yet so as through the fire.
16 Know ye not, that ye are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man destroy the temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
18 Let none deceive himself: if any one among you thinketh himself to be wise, let him become a fool in this world, that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; as it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 21 Therefore let none glory in 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 are yours, And ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's.