According to the grace of God given unto me, as a skilful architect, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every one take heed how he buildeth upon it.
For, I say, by the grace which is given unto me, to every one that is among you, not to think of himself above what he ought to think; but to think soberly, as God has divided to every one the measure of faith.
But I have in such manner endeavoured to preach the gospel, not where Christ's name had been heard, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus the Messiah.
If any man speak, let it be agreeably to the oracles of God; if any man act as a deacon, let it be from the strength which God supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory and might for ever and ever. Amen.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Every man therefore who is hearing from me these words, and puts them in practice, I will compare him to the intelligent man, who erected his house upon a rock:
Who then is the faithful and provident servant, whom his Lord hath appointed over his household, to give them meat in the proper time?
Then he said, Take heed that ye be not deluded: for many will come in my name, saying, I am he; and the period approaches: go not therefore after them.
And when he wished to pass over to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; who arriving, contributed much to [confirm] those who believed through grace.
through whom we have received grace and apostolic mission among all nations for his name, to bring them to the obedience of faith:
But I have written to you, my brethren, in part, with greater freedom, as refreshing your memory through the grace which is given to me of God;
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but the ministers through whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to each [of us]?
If I am not an apostle unto others, doubtless I am to you: for ye are the seal of my apostolic mission in the Lord.
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was given to me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
not boasting ourselves unmeasurably in other men's labours; but having hope that when your faith is increased, we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule for more abundant usefulness,
For such are fake apostles, deceitful labourers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
built up on the foundation of apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
if so be, that ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you:
for which also I am labouring, conflicting in the energy of his might, which worketh in me powerfully.
And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received from the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been put in trust.
Take heed unto thyself, and to thy doctrine; abide in them: for so doing thou shalt both save thyself, and those who hear thee.
Be diligent to present thyself before God approved, a workman that need not blush, rightly dividing the word of truth.
BUT there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers also among you, who wickedly introduce damnable heresies, and deny the sovereign Lord who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
And the foundations of the walls of the city were adorned with every precious stone: the first foundation a jasper; the second a sapphire; the third a chalcedony; the fourth an emerald;