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1 Corinthians 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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And I, brothers and sisters, could not speak to you as spiritual people, but only as fleshly, as to infants in Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:2 - I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to consume it. But even now you are not yet able,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:3 - for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like ordinary people?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:4 - For when one person says, “I am [fn]with Paul,” and another, “I am [fn]with Apollos,” are you not ordinary people?
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What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:6 - I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:7 - So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:8 - Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one; but each will receive his own [fn]reward according to his own labor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:9 - For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s [fn]field, God’s building.
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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 person must be careful how he builds on it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:11 - For no one can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:12 - Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:13 - each one’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 [fn]the quality of each one’s work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:14 - If anyone’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:15 - If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet only so as through fire.
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Do you not know that you are a [fn]temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:17 - If anyone destroys the [fn]temple of God, God will destroy [fn]that person; for the [fn]temple of God is holy, [fn]and that is what you are.
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Take care that no one deceives himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:19 - For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the sight of God. For it is written: “He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE BY THEIR CRAFTINESS”;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:20 - and again, “THE LORD KNOWS THE THOUGHTS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE useless.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:21 - So then, no one is to be boasting in people. For all things belong to you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:22 - whether Paul or Apollos or [fn]Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come; all things belong to you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:23 - and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit of
Lit of
Or wages
Or cultivated land
Lit of what sort each man’s work is
Or sanctuary
Or sanctuary
Lit this
Or sanctuary
Lit who you are
Peter’s Aramaic name

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