The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 – And I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal. As unto little ones in Christ.
2 – I gave you milk to drink, not meat; for you were not able as yet. But neither indeed are you now able; for you are yet carnal.
3 – For, whereas there is among you envying and contention, are you not carnal, and walk according to man ?
4 – For while one saith, I indeed am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollo; are you not men ? What then is Apollo, and what is Paul?
5 – The ministers of him whom you have believed; and to every one as the Lord hath given.
6 – I have planted, Apollo watered, but God gave the increase.
7 – Therefore, neither he that planteth is any thing, nor he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 – Now he that planteth, and he that watereth, ate one. And every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labour.
9 – For we are God’s coadjutors: you are God’s husbandry; you are God’s building.
10 – According to the grace of God that is given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 – For other foundation no man can lay, but that which is laid; which is Christ Jesus.
12 – Now if any man build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble:
13 – Every man’s work shall be manifest; for the day of the Lord shall declare it, because it shall be revealed in fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work, of what sort it is.
14 – If any man’s work abide, which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 – If any man’s work burn, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.
16 – Know you not, that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you ?
17 – But if any man violate the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which you are.
18 – Let no man deceive himself: if any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 – For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.
20 – And again: The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21 – Let no man therefore glory in men.
22 – For all things are yours, whether it be Paul, or Apollo, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to some; for all are yours;
23 – And you are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.