3:1 But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men, but as men of the flesh, as babes in Christ.
3:1 And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.

3:2 I fed you with milk, not solid food; for you were not ready for it; and even yet you are not ready,
3:2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready,

3:3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving like ordinary men?
3:3 for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations?

3:4 For when one says, "I belong to Paul," and another, "I belong to Apol'los," are you not merely men?
3:4 For when one says, "I belong to Paul," and another, "I belong to Apollos," are you not merely human?

3:5 What then is Apol'los? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.
3:5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each.

3:6 I planted, Apol'los watered, but God gave the growth.
3:6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

3:7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
3:7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

3:8 He who plants and he who waters are equal, and each shall receive his wages according to his labor.
3:8 The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each.

3:9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
3:9 For we are God's servants, working together; you are God's field, God's building.

3:10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it.
3:10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it.

3:11 For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
3:11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.

3:12 Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw --
3:12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw--

3:13 each man's work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
3:13 the work of each builder will become visible, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done.

3:14 If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.
3:14 If what has been built on the foundation survives, the builder will receive a reward.

3:15 If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
3:15 If the work is burned up, the builder will suffer loss; the builder will be saved, but only as through fire.

3:16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
3:16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

3:17 If any one destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are.
3:17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

3:18 Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
3:18 Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise.

3:19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness,"
3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness,"

3:20 and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."
3:20 and again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile."

3:21 So let no one boast of men. For all things are yours,
3:21 So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours,

3:22 whether Paul or Apol'los or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future, all are yours;
3:22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future--all belong to you,

3:23 and you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
3:23 and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.