Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

哥林多前书 3

同是上帝的仆人

1弟兄姊妹,以前我对你们讲话的时候,还不能把你们看作属灵的人,只能把你们看作属肉体的人,是在基督里的婴孩。 我只能用奶而不能用饭来喂养你们,因为你们当时不能消化,甚至现在也不能。 你们仍然是属肉体的人,因为你们中间有嫉妒、争斗。这岂不证明你们是属肉体的,行事为人和世人一样吗? 你们有的说:“我是跟随保罗的”,有的说:“我是跟随亚波罗的”,这岂不证明你们和世人一样吗?

亚波罗算什么?保罗算什么?我们不过是上帝的仆人,各人照着主所赐的才干引导你们信靠上帝。 我栽种,亚波罗灌溉,但使之生长的是上帝。 所以栽种的和灌溉的都算不得什么,一切都在于使之生长的上帝。 其实栽种的人和浇灌的人目标都一样,各人将按照自己的付出得报酬。 因为我们是上帝的同工,你们是上帝的园地和建筑。

10 我照着上帝赐给我的恩典,好像一位有智慧的建筑师打稳了根基,然后让其他的工人在上面建造。但每个人建造的时候要小心, 11 因为除了那已经奠定的根基——耶稣基督以外,没有人能另立根基。 12 人们用金、银、宝石、草、木或禾秸在这根基上建造, 13 每个人的工程将来都会显明出来,因为到了审判的日子,必用火试验各人工程的品质。 14 人在这根基上所建造的工程若经得起考验,他必获得奖赏。 15 人的工程若被烧毁了,他必遭受损失,自己虽然可以得救,却像火里逃生一样。

16 岂不知你们就是上帝的殿,上帝的灵住在你们里面吗? 17 若有人摧毁上帝的殿,上帝必摧毁那人,因为上帝的殿是神圣的,你们就是这殿。

18 你们不要自欺。如果你们有人自以为在世上有智慧,他应当变成愚人,好成为真正的智者。 19 因为这世上的智慧在上帝的眼中都是愚昧的,正如圣经上说:“上帝使智者中了自己的诡计。” 20 又说:“主知道智者的思想虚妄。” 21 因此,谁都不要仗着人夸耀,因为万物都属于你们, 22 无论是保罗、亚波罗、彼得、世界、生命、死亡、现在的事或将来的事都属于你们, 23 你们属于基督,基督属于上帝。

The Message

1 Corinthians 3

11-4 But for right now, friends, I’m completely frustrated by your unspiritual dealings with each other and with God. You’re acting like infants in relation to Christ, capable of nothing much more than nursing at the breast. Well, then, I’ll nurse you since you don’t seem capable of anything more. As long as you grab for what makes you feel good or makes you look important, are you really much different than a babe at the breast, content only when everything’s going your way? When one of you says, “I’m on Paul’s side,” and another says, “I’m for Apollos,” aren’t you being totally infantile?

5-9 Who do you think Paul is, anyway? Or Apollos, for that matter? Servants, both of us—servants who waited on you as you gradually learned to entrust your lives to our mutual Master. We each carried out our servant assignment. I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow. It’s not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center of this process but God, who makes things grow. Planting and watering are menial servant jobs at minimum wages. What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving. You happen to be God’s field in which we are working.

9-15 Or, to put it another way, you are God’s house. Using the gift God gave me as a good architect, I designed blueprints; Apollos is putting up the walls. Let each carpenter who comes on the job take care to build on the foundation! Remember, there is only one foundation, the one already laid: Jesus Christ. Take particular care in picking out your building materials. Eventually there is going to be an inspection. If you use cheap or inferior materials, you’ll be found out. The inspection will be thorough and rigorous. You won’t get by with a thing. If your work passes inspection, fine; if it doesn’t, your part of the building will be torn out and started over. But you won’t be torn out; you’ll survive—but just barely.

16-17 You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? No one will get by with vandalizing God’s temple, you can be sure of that. God’s temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple.

18-20 Don’t fool yourself. Don’t think that you can be wise merely by being up-to-date with the times. Be God’s fool—that’s the path to true wisdom. What the world calls smart, God calls stupid. It’s written in Scripture,

He exposes the chicanery of the chic.
The Master sees through the smoke screens
    of the know-it-alls.

21-23 I don’t want to hear any of you bragging about yourself or anyone else. Everything is already yours as a gift—Paul, Apollos, Peter, the world, life, death, the present, the future—all of it is yours, and you are privileged to be in union with Christ, who is in union with God.