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1 Corinthians 3:2-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking [a]like mere men? For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not mere men?

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own [b]reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s [c]field, God’s 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 man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, [d]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 [e]the quality of each man’s work. 14 If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

16 Do you not know that you are a [f]temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If any man destroys the [g]temple of God, God will destroy him, for the [h]temple of God is holy, and [i]that is what you are.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 3:3 Lit according to man
  2. 1 Corinthians 3:8 Or wages
  3. 1 Corinthians 3:9 Or cultivated land
  4. 1 Corinthians 3:12 Or costly
  5. 1 Corinthians 3:13 Lit of what sort each man’s work is
  6. 1 Corinthians 3:16 Or sanctuary
  7. 1 Corinthians 3:17 Or sanctuary
  8. 1 Corinthians 3:17 Or sanctuary
  9. 1 Corinthians 3:17 Lit who you are
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Corinthians 3:2-17 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

with milk I fed you, and not with meat, for ye were not yet able, but not even yet are ye now able,

for yet ye are fleshly, for where [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not fleshly, and in the manner of men do walk?

for when one may say, `I, indeed, am of Paul;' and another, `I -- of Apollos;' are ye not fleshly?

Who, then, is Paul, and who Apollos, but ministrants through whom ye did believe, and to each as the Lord gave?

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was giving growth;

so that neither is he who is planting anything, nor he who is watering, but He who is giving growth -- God;

and he who is planting and he who is watering are one, and each his own reward shall receive, according to his own labour,

for of God we are fellow-workmen; God's tillage, God's building ye are.

10 According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master-builder, a foundation I have laid, and another doth build on [it],

11 for other foundation no one is able to lay except that which is laid, which is Jesus the Christ;

12 and if any one doth build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw --

13 of each the work shall become manifest, for the day shall declare [it], because in fire it is revealed, and the work of each, what kind it is, the fire shall prove;

14 if of any one the work doth remain that he built on [it], a wage he shall receive;

15 if of any the work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; and himself shall be saved, but so as through fire.

16 have ye not known that ye are a sanctuary of God, and the Spirit of God doth dwell in you?

17 if any one the sanctuary of God doth waste, him shall God waste; for the sanctuary of God is holy, the which ye are.

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