Thematic Bible

1 Corinthians 3:1 (show verse)

But I could not discuss things with you, my brothers, as spiritual persons; I had to address you as worldlings, as mere babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:2 (show verse)

I fed you with milk, not with solid food. You were not able for solid food, and you are not able even now;

1 Corinthians 3:3 (show verse)

you are still worldly. For with jealousy and quarrels in your midst, are you not worldly, are you not behaving like ordinary men?

1 Corinthians 3:4 (show verse)

When one cries, "I belong to Paul," and another, "I belong to Apollos," what are you but men of the world?

1 Corinthians 3:5 (show verse)

Who is Apollos? Who is Paul? They are simply used by God to give you faith, each as the Lord assigns his task.

1 Corinthians 3:6 (show verse)

I did the planting, Apollos did the watering, but it was God who made the seed grow.

1 Corinthians 3:7 (show verse)

So neither planter nor waterer counts, but God alone who makes the seed grow.

1 Corinthians 3:8 (show verse)

Still, though planter and waterer are on the same level, each will get his own wage for the special work that he has done.

1 Corinthians 3:9 (show verse)

We work together in God's service; you are God's field to be planted, God's house to be built.

1 Corinthians 3:10 (show verse)

In virtue of my commission from God, I laid the foundation of the house like an expert master-builder. It remains for another to build on this foundation. Whoever he is, let him be careful how he builds.

1 Corinthians 3:11 (show verse)

The foundation is laid, namely Jesus Christ, and no one can lay any other.

1 Corinthians 3:12 (show verse)

On that foundation anyone may build gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw,

1 Corinthians 3:13 (show verse)

but in every case the nature of his work will come out; the Day will show what it is, for the Day breaks in fire, and the fire will test the work of each, no matter what that work may be.

1 Corinthians 3:14 (show verse)

If the structure raised by any man survives, he will be rewarded;

1 Corinthians 3:15 (show verse)

if a man's work is burnt up, he will be a loser ??and though he will be saved himself, he will be snatched from the very flames.

1 Corinthians 3:16 (show verse)

Do you not know you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells within you?

1 Corinthians 3:17 (show verse)

God will destroy anyone who would destroy God's temple, for God's temple is sacred ??and that is what you are.

1 Corinthians 3:18 (show verse)

Let no one deceive himself about this; whoever of you imagines he is wise with this world's wisdom must become a 'fool,' if he is really to be wise.

1 Corinthians 3:19 (show verse)

For God ranks this world's wisdom as 'sheer folly.' It is written, He seizes the wise in their craftiness,

1 Corinthians 3:20 (show verse)

and again, The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise is futile.

1 Corinthians 3:21 (show verse)

So you must not boast about men. For all belongs to you;

1 Corinthians 3:22 (show verse)

Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life, death, the present and the future ??all belongs to you;

1 Corinthians 3:23 (show verse)

and you belong to Christ, and Christ to God.