1 Corinthians 3:11-23
New International Version
11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.(A) 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is,(B) because the Day(C) will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.(D) 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.(E) 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.(F)
16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple(G) and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?(H) 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.
18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise(I) by the standards of this age,(J) you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness(K) in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”[a];(L) 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.”[b](M) 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders!(N) All things are yours,(O) 22 whether Paul or Apollos(P) or Cephas[c](Q) or the world or life or death or the present or the future(R)—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ,(S) and Christ is of God.