Chapter 3
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Sisters, I couldn't speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly, as to babies in Christ.
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I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren't yet ready. Indeed, not even now are you ready,
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for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly, and don't you walk in the ways of women?
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For when one says, "I follow Paula," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren't you fleshly?
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Who then is Apollos, and who is Paula, but servants through whom you believed; and each as the Domina gave to her?
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I planted. Apollos watered. But God gave the increase.
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So then neither she who plants is anything, nor she who waters, but God who gives the increase.
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Now she who plants and she who waters are the same, but each will receive her own reward according to her own labor.
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For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's farming, God's building.
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According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each woman be careful how she builds on it.
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For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has been laid, which is Jesus Christ.
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But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or stubble;
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each woman's work will be revealed. For the Day will declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself will test what sort of work each woman's work is.
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If any woman's work remains which she built on it, she will receive a reward.
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If any woman's work is burned, she will suffer loss, but she herself will be saved, but as through fire.
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Don't you know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you?
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If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy her; for God's temple is holy, which you are.
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Let no one deceive herself. If anyone thinks that she is wise among you in this world, let her become a fool, that she may become wise.
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For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "She has taken the wise in their craftiness."
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And again, "The Domina knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless."
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Therefore let no one boast in women. For all things are yours,
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whether Paula, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come. All are yours,
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and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.