THE FIRST EPISTLE of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. Chapter 3
(Original 1611 KJV Book of 1 Corinthians)
Viewing the 1611 King James Version of 1. Corinthians (1 Corinthians) Chapter 3, also known as: THE FIRST EPISTLE of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. I Corinthians , 1 Corinthians, 1 Cor, 1 Co, I Co, 1Co, I Cor, 1Cor, I Corinthians, 1Corinthians, 1st Corinthians, First Corinthians,.
View smaller size scan of original 1 Corinthians Chapter 3,
view text-only version of 1 Corinthians Chapter 3, or
click to switch to the standard King James Version of 1 Corinthians Chapter 3
Why does it have strange spelling?
2 Milke is fit for children. 3 Strife and diuision, arguments of a fleshly minde. 7 Hee that planteth, and hee that watereth, is nothing. 9 The ministers are Gods fellowe workemen. 11 Christ the only foundation. 16 Men the temples of God, which 17 must bee kept holy. 19 The wisedome of this world is foolishnesse with God.
1And I, brethren, could not speake vnto you as vnto spirituall, but as vnto carnall, euen as vnto babes in Christ.
2I haue fed you with milke, and not with meate: for hitherto yee were not able to beare it, neither yet now are ye able.
3For ye are yet carnall: for whereas there is among you enuying, and strife, and diuisions, are ye not carnall, and walke as men?3
4For while one saieth, I am of Paul, and another, I am of Apollo, are ye not carnall?
5Who then is Paul? and who is Apollo? but ministers by whom ye beleeued, euen as the Lord gaue to euery man.
6I haue planted, Apollo watered: but God gaue the encrease.
7So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither hee that watereth: but God that giueth the increase.
8Now hee that planteth, and hee that watereth, are one: and euery man shal receiue his own reward according to his owne labour.8
9For wee are labourers together with God, ye are Gods husbandry, yee are Gods building.9
10According to the grace of God which is giuen vnto mee, as a wise master builder I haue laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let euery man take heede how hee buildeth thereupon.
11For other foundation can no man lay, then that is laide, which is Iesus Christ.
12Now if any man build vpon this foundation, gold, siluer, preciousstones, wood, hay, stubble:
13Euery mans worke shall be made manifest. For the day shall declare it, because it shall bee reuealed by fire, and the fire shall trie euery mans worke of what sort it is.13
14If any mans worke abide which he hath built thereupon, he shal receiue a reward.
15If any mans worke shall bee burnt, he shall suffer losse: but he himselfe shall be saued: yet so, as by fire.
16Knowe yee not that yee are the Temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?16
17If any man defile the Temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the Temple of God is holy, which Temple ye are.17
18Let no man deceiue himselfe: If any man among you seemeth to bee wise in this world, let him become a foole, that he may be wise.
19For the wisedome of this world is foolishnesse with God: for it is written, Hee taketh the wise in their owne craftinesse.19
20And againe, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vaine.20
21Therefore let no man glory in men, for all things are yours.
22Whether Paul, or Apollo, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come, all are yours.
23And yee are Christs, and Christ is Gods.
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for 1 Corinthians Chapter 3
3 Or, factions , Gr. according to man.
8 Psal.63.13 gal.6.5.
9 Or, tillage.
13 Gr. is reuealed.
16 1.Cor. 6. 19.
17 Or, destroy.
20 Psal.94. 11.
* Some content courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania