New International Version - UK

1 Corinthians 3

The church and its leaders

1Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly – mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? For when one says, ‘I follow Paul,’ and another, ‘I follow Apollos,’ are you not mere human beings?

What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe – as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labour. For we are fellow workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved – even though only as one escaping through the flames.

16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives among you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become ‘fools’ so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness’[a]; 20 and again, ‘The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.’[b] 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas[c] or the world or life or death or the present or the future – all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Corinthians 3:19 Job 5:13
  2. 1 Corinthians 3:20 Psalm 94:11
  3. 1 Corinthians 3:22 That is, Peter

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哥林多前書 3

同是上帝的僕人

1弟兄姊妹,以前我對你們講話的時候,還不能把你們看作屬靈的人,只能把你們看作屬肉體的人,是在基督裡的嬰孩。 我只能用奶而不能用飯來餵養你們,因為你們當時不能消化,甚至現在也不能。 你們仍然是屬肉體的人,因為你們中間有嫉妒、爭鬥。這豈不證明你們是屬肉體的,行事為人和世人一樣嗎? 你們有的說:「我是跟隨保羅的」,有的說:「我是跟隨亞波羅的」,這豈不證明你們和世人一樣嗎?

亞波羅算什麼?保羅算什麼?我們不過是上帝的僕人,各人照著主所賜的才幹引導你們信靠上帝。 我栽種,亞波羅灌溉,但使之生長的是上帝。 所以栽種的和灌溉的都算不得什麼,一切都在於使之生長的上帝。 其實栽種的人和澆灌的人目標都一樣,各人將按照自己的付出得報酬。 因為我們是上帝的同工,你們是上帝的園地和建築。

10 我照著上帝賜給我的恩典,好像一位有智慧的建築師打穩了根基,然後讓其他的工人在上面建造。但每個人建造的時候要小心, 11 因為除了那已經奠定的根基——耶穌基督以外,沒有人能另立根基。 12 人們用金、銀、寶石、草、木或禾稭在這根基上建造, 13 每個人的工程將來都會顯明出來,因為到了審判的日子,必用火試驗各人工程的品質。 14 人在這根基上所建造的工程若經得起考驗,他必獲得獎賞。 15 人的工程若被燒毀了,他必遭受損失,自己雖然可以得救,卻像火裡逃生一樣。

16 豈不知你們就是上帝的殿,上帝的靈住在你們裡面嗎? 17 若有人摧毀上帝的殿,上帝必摧毀那人,因為上帝的殿是神聖的,你們就是這殿。

18 你們不要自欺。如果你們有人自以為在世上有智慧,他應當變成愚人,好成為真正的智者。 19 因為這世上的智慧在上帝的眼中都是愚昧的,正如聖經上說:「上帝使智者中了自己的詭計。」 20 又說:「主知道智者的思想虛妄。」 21 因此,誰都不要仗著人誇耀,因為萬物都屬於你們, 22 無論是保羅、亞波羅、彼得、世界、生命、死亡、現在的事或將來的事都屬於你們, 23 你們屬於基督,基督屬於上帝。