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1 Corinthians 3:10-11 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

10 Like an expert builder I built the foundation of that house. I used the gift that God gave me to do this. Other people are building on that foundation. But everyone should be careful how they build. 11 The foundation that has already been built is Jesus Christ, and no one can build any other foundation.

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1 Corinthians 3:16-23 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

16 You should know that you yourselves are God’s temple.[a] God’s Spirit lives in you. 17 If you destroy God’s temple, God will destroy you, because God’s temple is holy. You yourselves are God’s temple.

18 Don’t fool yourselves. Whoever thinks they are wise in this world should become a fool. That’s the only way they can be wise. 19 I say this because the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He catches those who think they are wise in their own clever traps.”[b] 20 The Scriptures also say, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise. He knows that their thoughts are worth nothing.”[c] 21 So there is not a person on earth that any of you should be boasting about. Everything is yours: 22 Paul, Apollos, Peter, the world, life, death, the present, and the future—all these are yours. 23 And you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.


  1. 1 Corinthians 3:16 temple God’s house—the place where God’s people worship him. Here, it means that believers are the spiritual temple where God lives.
  2. 1 Corinthians 3:19 Quote from Job 5:13.
  3. 1 Corinthians 3:20 Quote from Ps. 94:11.
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