1 But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men, but as carnal men, as infants in Christ.
2 I gave you milk, not solid food; for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, even now you are not ready,
3 for you are still carnal. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not carnal, and are you not walking like mere men?
4 For when one says, »I am of Paul,« and another, »I am of Apollos,« are you not mere men?
5 What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord assigned to each one.
6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are Gods field, Gods building.
10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.
11 For no other foundation can any one lay than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
13 each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each mans work.
14 If any man's work which he has built on it survives, he will receive a reward.
15 If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that Gods Spirit dwells in you?
17 If any one destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For Gods temple is holy, and that temple you are.
18 Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become a fool so that he may become wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, »He catches the wise in their own craftiness«;
20 and again, »The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise,that they are futile.«
21 So then let no one boast of men. For all things are yours,
22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future; all belong to you,
23 and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.