1 Corinthians 3:1-421st Century King James Version (KJ21)
3 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk and not with meat; for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able,
3 for ye are yet carnal. For if there is among you envying and strife and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are ye not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye came to believe, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
7 So then, neither is he that planteth anything, nor he that watereth, but God who giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one, and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.
9 For we are laborers together with God; ye are God’s husbandry; ye are God’s building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For no man can lay another foundation than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble,
13 every man’s work shall be made manifest; for the Day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire, and the fire shall test every man’s work of what sort it is.
14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as fire.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, and ye are that temple.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: “He taketh the wise in their own craftiness”;
20 and again, “The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.”
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours,
22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come — all are yours,
23 and ye are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.
4 Let a man so account us as the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.