1And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual ones but as to fleshly, as to babes in Messiah.
2I 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,
3for you are still fleshly. For since there is envy, and strife, and divisions among you, are you not fleshly and walking according to man?
4For when one says, “I am of Sha’ul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not fleshly?
5What then is Apollos, and what is Sha’ul, but servants through whom you believed, as the Master assigned to each?
6I planted, Apollos watered, but Elohim was giving growth.
7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is any at all, but Elohim who gives the increase.
8And he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9For we are fellow workers of Elohim, you are the field of Elohim, the building of Elohim.
10According 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.
11For no one is able to lay any other foundation except that which is laid, which is יהושע Messiah.
12And if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
13each 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.
14If anyone’s work remains, which he has built on, he shall receive a reward.
15If anyone’s work is burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, but so as through fire.
16Do you not know that you are a Dwelling Place of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you?
17If anyone destroys the Dwelling Place of Elohim, Elohim shall destroy him. For the Dwelling Place of Elohim is set-apart, which you are.
18Let 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.
19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with Elohim. For it has been written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,”# Job 5:13
20and again, “יהוה knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are worthless.”# Psa. 94:11
21So then, let no one boast in men, for all belongs to you,
22whether Sha’ul or Apollos or Kĕpha, or the world, or life, or death, or the present or the future – all belongs to you.
23And you belong to Messiah, and Messiah belongs to Elohim.