Divisions in the Church

10 I appeal to you, brothers,[a] by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no (A)divisions among you, but that you be united (B)in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is (C)quarreling among you, my brothers.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 11, 26

10 (A)According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled[a] master builder I laid a (B)foundation, and (C)someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a (D)foundation other (E)than that which is laid, (F)which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 (G)each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed (H)by fire, and (I)the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, (J)he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, (K)but only as through fire.

16 (L)Do you not know that you[b] are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For (M)God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

18 (N)Let no one deceive himself. (O)If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For (P)the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, (Q)“He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, (R)“The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So (S)let no one boast in men. For (T)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 are yours, 23 and (U)you are Christ's, and (V)Christ is God's.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 3:10 Or wise
  2. 1 Corinthians 3:16 The Greek for you is plural in verses 16 and 17

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