This is what I mean: Each of you is saying, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to the Messiah."
He led Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him intently and said, "You are Simon, John's son. You will be called Cephas!" (which is translated "Peter").
We have the right to take a believing wife with us like the other apostles, the Lord's brothers, and Cephas, don't we?
And don't call anyone on earth "Father,' because you have only one Father, the one in heaven.
Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos arrived in Ephesus. He was a native of Alexandria, an eloquent man, and well versed in the Scriptures.
For when one person says, "I follow Paul," and another person says, "I follow Apollos," you're following your own human nature, aren't you?
So let no one boast about human beings, since everything belongs to you,
Brothers, I have applied all this to Apollos and myself for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what the Scriptures say. Then you will stop boasting about one person at the expense of another.
This is what I mean, brothers: The time is short. From now on, those who have wives should live as though they had none,
Brothers, this is what I mean: Mortal bodies cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and what decays cannot inherit what does not decay.
Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but he was not inclined to do so just now. However, he will visit you when the time is right.
Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.
So when James, Cephas, and John (who were reputed to be leaders) recognized the grace that had been given me, they gave Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised.