According to the grace of God bestowed on me, I, as a skilful masterbuilder, have laid the foundation; and another buildeth thereon; but let every one take heed, how he buildeth thereon.
For through the grace given to me I warn every one among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according to the measure of faith which God hath imparted to each.
but always earnestly desirous to preach it in this manner,not where Christ had been named, that I might not build on anothers foundation,
For other foundation can no one lay than that which is laid, which is Christ Jesus.
If any one speak, let him speak as uttering the oracles of God; if any minister, let him do it as from the ability which God giveth; that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundationstones, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Every one then that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened to a wise man, who built his house upon a rock;
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord placed over his household, to give them their food in due season?
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived. For many will come in my name, saying, I am He, and the time is at hand. Go not after them.
And when he wished to go over into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to give him welcome; and when he was come, he gave much aid to those who had believed through grace.
through whom we received grace and the office of an apostle in behalf of his name, in order to produce obedience to the faith among all nations;
But I have written to you, brethren, in a manner somewhat bold on some subjects, as putting you in mind, on account of the grace given me by God
Who then is Apollos, and who is Paul, but ministers through whom ye believed, and that as the Lord gave to each?
If I am not an apostle to others, yet surely I am to you; for the seal of my apostleship are ye in the Lord.
But by the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain, but I labored more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
not boasting of things that are without measure, in other mens labors, but having hope, when your faith is increased, that our line will through you be still further extended,
For such are false apostles, deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;
if, indeed, ye heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given me toward you,
to which end I also am laboring, striving earnestly through his working, which worketh within me mightily.
And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.
according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.
Give heed to thyself, and to thy teaching; continue in them; for in doing this thou wilt save both thyself and them that hear thee.
Study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman not ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
But there arose false prophets also among the people, as there will be false teachers among you also, who will stealthily bring in destructive factions, even denying the Lord that bought them; bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
The foundationstones of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones: the first foundationstone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;