1 Corinthians 3
English Standard Version
Divisions in the Church
3 But I, brothers,[a] could not address you as (A)spiritual people, but as (B)people of the flesh, as (C)infants in Christ. 2 (D)I fed you with milk, not solid food, for (E)you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is (F)jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For (G)when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” (H)are you not being merely human?
5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? (I)Servants through whom you believed, (J)as the Lord assigned to each. 6 (K)I planted, (L)Apollos watered, (M)but God gave the growth. 7 So (N)neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each (O)will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are (P)God's fellow workers. You are God's field, (Q)God's building.
10 (R)According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled[b] master builder I laid a (S)foundation, and (T)someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a (U)foundation other (V)than that which is laid, (W)which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 (X)each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed (Y)by fire, and (Z)the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, (AA)he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, (AB)but only as through fire.
16 (AC)Do you not know that you[c] are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For (AD)God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
18 (AE)Let no one deceive himself. (AF)If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For (AG)the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, (AH)“He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, (AI)“The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So (AJ)let no one boast in men. For (AK)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 (AL)you are Christ's, and (AM)Christ is God's.
1 Samuel 9-10
English Standard Version
Saul Chosen to Be King
9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was (A)Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, (B)a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. (C)From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people.
3 Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. So Kish said to Saul his son, “Take one of the young men with you, and arise, go and look for the donkeys.” 4 And he passed through (D)the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of (E)Shalishah, but they did not find them. And they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Then they passed through the land of Benjamin, but did not find them.
5 When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant[a] who was with him, “Come, let us go back, (F)lest my father cease to care about the donkeys and become anxious about us.” 6 But he said to him, “Behold, there is (G)a man of God in this city, and he is a man who is held in honor; (H)all that he says comes true. So now let us go there. Perhaps he can tell us the way we should go.” 7 Then Saul said to his servant, “But if we go, (I)what can we bring the man? For the bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?” 8 The servant answered Saul again, “Here, I have with me a quarter of a shekel[b] of silver, and I will give it to the man of God to tell us our way.” 9 (Formerly in Israel, when a man (J)went to inquire of God, he said, “Come, let us go to the seer,” for today's “prophet” was formerly called a seer.) 10 And Saul said to his servant, “Well said; come, let us go.” So they went to the city where the man of God was.
11 As they went up the hill to the city, (K)they met young women coming out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?” 12 They answered, “He is; behold, he is just ahead of you. Hurry. He has come just now to the city, because the people (L)have a sacrifice today on (M)the high place. 13 As soon as you enter the city you will find him, before he goes up to the high place to eat. For the people will not eat till he comes, since he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now go up, for you will meet him immediately.” 14 So they went up to the city. As they were entering the city, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way up to the high place.
15 Now the day before Saul came, (N)the Lord had (O)revealed to Samuel: 16 “Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, (P)and you shall anoint him to be prince[c] over my people Israel. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. (Q)For I have seen[d] my people, because their cry has come to me.” 17 When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, (R)“Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! He it is who shall restrain my people.” 18 Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Tell me where is the house of the seer?” 19 Samuel answered Saul, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for today you shall eat with me, and in the morning I will let you go and will tell you all that is on your mind. 20 (S)As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father's house?” 21 Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, (T)from the least of the tribes of Israel? (U)And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then have you spoken to me in this way?”
22 Then Samuel took Saul and his young man and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who had been invited, who were about thirty persons. 23 And Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the portion I gave you, of which I said to you, ‘Put it aside.’” 24 So the cook took up (V)the leg and what was on it and set them before Saul. And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.”[e]
So Saul ate with Samuel that day. 25 And when they came down from the high place into the city, a bed was spread for Saul (W)on the roof, and he lay down to sleep.[f] 26 Then at the break of dawn[g] Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Up, that I may send you on your way.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.
27 As they were going down to the outskirts of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to pass on before us, and when he has passed on, stop here yourself for a while, that I may make known to you the word of God.”
Saul Anointed King
10 (X)Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head (Y)and kissed him and said, “Has not the Lord anointed you to be prince[h] over (Z)his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the Lord and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the Lord has anointed you to be prince[i] over his heritage. 2 When you depart from me today, you will meet two men by (AA)Rachel's tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah, and they will say to you, (AB)‘The donkeys that you went to seek are found, and now (AC)your father has ceased to care about the donkeys and is anxious about you, saying, “What shall I do about my son?”’ 3 Then you shall go on from there farther and come to the (AD)oak of Tabor. Three men (AE)going up (AF)to God at Bethel will meet you there, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine. 4 And they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall accept from their hand. 5 After that you shall come to (AG)Gibeath-elohim,[j] (AH)where there is a garrison of the Philistines. And there, as soon as you come to the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down (AI)from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying. 6 (AJ)Then the Spirit of the Lord will rush upon you, (AK)and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 Now when (AL)these signs meet you, do what your hand finds to do, (AM)for God is with you. 8 Then go down before me (AN)to Gilgal. And behold, I am coming down to you to offer burnt offerings and (AO)to sacrifice peace offerings. (AP)Seven days you shall wait, until I come to you and show you what you shall do.”
9 When he turned his back to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart. And all these signs came to pass that day. 10 When they came to (AQ)Gibeah,[k] behold, a group of prophets met him, (AR)and the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied among them. 11 And when all who knew him previously saw how he prophesied with the prophets, the people said to one another, “What has come over the son of Kish? (AS)Is Saul also among the prophets?” 12 And a man of the place answered, (AT)“And who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb, (AU)“Is Saul also among the prophets?” 13 When he had finished prophesying, he came to the high place.
14 (AV)Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, (AW)“To seek the donkeys. And when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.” 15 And Saul's uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.” 16 And Saul said to his uncle, (AX)“He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, of which Samuel had spoken, he did not tell him anything.
Saul Proclaimed King
17 Now Samuel called the people together (AY)to the Lord (AZ)at Mizpah. 18 And he said to the people of Israel, (BA)“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.’ 19 (BB)But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your calamities and your distresses, and you have said to him, ‘Set a king over us.’ Now therefore (BC)present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes and by your thousands.”
20 Then Samuel (BD)brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot. 21 He brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its clans, and the clan of the Matrites was taken by lot;[l] and Saul the son of Kish was taken by lot. But when they sought him, he could not be found. 22 (BE)So they inquired again of the Lord, “Is there a man still to come?” and the Lord said, “Behold, he has hidden himself among the baggage.” 23 Then they ran and took him from there. And when he stood among the people, (BF)he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward. 24 And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him (BG)whom the Lord has chosen? There is none like him among all the people.” And all the people shouted, (BH)“Long live the king!”
25 Then Samuel told the people (BI)the rights and duties of the kingship, and he wrote them in a book and laid it up before the Lord. Then Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his home. 26 Saul also went to his home (BJ)at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched. 27 But some (BK)worthless fellows said, “How can this man save us?” And they despised him and brought him no present. But he held his peace.
- 1 Samuel 9:5 Hebrew young man; also verses 7, 8, 10, 27
- 1 Samuel 9:8 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
- 1 Samuel 9:16 Or leader
- 1 Samuel 9:16 Septuagint adds the affliction of
- 1 Samuel 9:24 Hebrew appointed, saying, ‘I have invited the people’
- 1 Samuel 9:25 Septuagint; Hebrew city, he spoke with Saul on the roof
- 1 Samuel 9:26 Septuagint; Hebrew And they arose early, and at the break of dawn
- 1 Samuel 10:1 Or leader
- 1 Samuel 10:1 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks over his people Israel? And you shall…. to be prince
- 1 Samuel 10:5 Gibeath-elohim means the hill of God
- 1 Samuel 10:10 Gibeah means the hill
- 1 Samuel 10:21 Septuagint adds finally he brought the family of the Matrites near, man by man