1 Corinthians 3
Milk is fit for children
1 And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual ones but as to fleshly, as to babes in Messiah. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food, for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able,
Strife and division, arguments of a fleshly mind
3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is envy, and strife, and divisions among you, are you not fleshly and walking according to man? 4 For when one says, “I am of Sha’ul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not fleshly?
5 What then is Apollos, and what is Sha’ul, but servants through whom you believed, as the Master assigned to each? 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but Elohim was giving growth.
He that planteth and he that watereth, are nothing
7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is any at all, but Elohim who gives the increase. 8 And he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
The ministers are God’s fellow-workmen
9 For we are fellow workers of Elohim, you are the field of Elohim, the building of Elohim.
10 According to the favour of Elohim which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But each one should look how he builds on it.
Christ the only foundation
11 For no one is able to lay any other foundation except that which is laid, which is יהושע (Yahshua, Yeshua, Jesus) Messiah. 12 And if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work shall be revealed, for the day shall show it up, because it is revealed by fire. And the fire shall prove the work of each one, what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work remains, which he has built on, he shall receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, but so as through fire.
Men the temples of God, which must be kept holy
16 Do you not know that you are a Dwelling Place of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys the Dwelling Place of Elohim, Elohim shall destroy him. For the Dwelling Place of Elohim is set-apart, which you are.
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become foolish, so that he might become wise.
The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with Elohim. For it has been written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” Job 5:13. 20 and again, “יהוה (Yahweh) knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are worthless.” Psa 94:11. 21 So then, let no one boast in men, for all belongs to you, 22 whether Sha’ul or Apollos or Kĕpha, or the world, or life, or death, or the present or the future – all belongs to you. 23 And you belong to Messiah, and Messiah belongs to Elohim.
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