1 Corinthians 3:1-23, NLT
1 Corinthians 3
Paul and Apollos, Servants of Christ
1Dear brothers and sisters,*3:1a Greek Brothers. when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people.*3:1b Or to people who have the Spirit. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in Christ.
5After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us.
10Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful.
12Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw.
16Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in*3:16 Or among. you?
18Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise.
“He traps the wise
in the snare of their own cleverness.”*3:19 Job 5:13.
“The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise;
he knows they are worthless.”*3:20 Ps 94:11.
21So don’t boast about following a particular human leader. For everything belongs to you—