According to the grace of God given to me, as a wise architect I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon: but let every one see to it how he buildeth thereon.
For by the grace conferred on me I charge every one among you, not to think of himself above what he ought to think: but to think with sobriety, according as God hath divided to every man the measure of faith.
being studious however so to preach the gospel, not where Christ had been named, least I should build upon another man's foundation;
For no one can lay any other foundation, but that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ: and if any build upon this foundation gold,
If any one speak, let it be as declaring the oracles of God: if any one minister, let it be as from the power which God affordeth him: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and dominion 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.
Whoever therefore heareth these words of mine, and performeth them, I will compare him to a prudent man, who built his house on a rock:
Who then is the faithful and prudent servant, whom his lord hath set over his family to give them food in due season?
And He said, Take heed that ye be not deceived; for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and the time is near: but do not therefore go after them.
And as he was inclined to go into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples exhorting them to receive him: who when he arrived, was very helpful to those who had believed through grace.
by whom we have received grace and apostleship to preach the obedience of faith for his name's sake, to all nations;
However, I have written to you, brethren, somewhat the more freely, in reminding you of your duty; because of the favor bestowed upon me by God,
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whose means ye embraced the faith, even as the Lord gave success to each of them?
If I am not an apostle to others, yet doubtless I am to you: for ye are in the Lord the seal of my apostleship.
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his favor to me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
Not boasting of things beyond our limits in other men's labors; but having hope that, when your faith is increased, we shall be abundantly enlarged by you according to our line,
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transformed into apostles of Christ.
being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone:
as ye have heard the dispensation of the grace of God, which was given me to preach unto you:
in order to which I also labour, striving earnestly according to his energy which operates in me with power.
And say ye to Archippus, Look well to the ministry, which thou hast received of the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
which is according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I was intrusted.
Take heed to thyself, and to thy doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this, thou wilt both save thyself and those that hear thee.
Endeavour to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we who are such shall pass a stricter trial than others: for in many things we all offend;
But there were indeed false prophets among the people of old, as there will be also among you false teachers, who will privately introduce pernicious heresies, denying even the Lord that bought them, and bringing upon themselves swift destruction,
And the foundations of the wall of the city were set off each with precious stones: the first foundation a jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony,