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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I, my brethren, have not been able to speak with you as with spiritual ones but as with the carnal and as to babies in The Messiah.
I gave you milk to drink and I did not give you solid food, for you have not been able to bear it until now, neither now are you able.
For you are still in the flesh, and wherever there is among you contention and division, behold, are you not carnal? You are walking in the flesh.
For whenever each of you says, “I am of Paulus”, and another says, “I am of Apollo”, behold, are you not carnal?
5For who is Paulus or who is Apollo, but Ministers by whom you have believed? And each man is according to what THE LORD JEHOVAH has given him.
6I planted and Apollo watered but God made it grow.
7Therefore he who plants is nothing, neither is he who waters anything, but God who gives growth.
8But whoever plants and whoever waters, they are one; and a man receives wages according to his labor.
9For we labor with God and you are the crop and the building of God.
10And according to the grace of God given to me, I laid the foundation as a wise architect and another built upon it, and every person should pay attention to how he builds upon it.
11For no man can lay another foundation than that which has been laid, which is Yeshua The Messiah.
12And if a man builds on this foundation, gold or silver or precious stones, or wood, hay or stubble,
13The work of every person is revealed, for that day reveals it, because the work of every person is revealed by fire, what sort it is; the fire will test it.
14And whosever work shall remain shall receive his reward from The Builder.
15And whosever work will burn up will suffer loss, but he shall escape, but as if by fire.
16Do you not know that you are the Temple of God, and that The Spirit of God dwells within you?
17Whoever destroys the Temple of God, God destroys; for the Temple of God is holy, which you are.
18Let no man deceive himself; whoever among you thinks that he is wise in this world, let him become a fool that he may be wise.
19For the wisdom of this world is nonsense to God, for it is written: “He has seized the wise in their craftiness.”
20And again, “THE LORD JEHOVAH knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are worthless.”
21Therefore, let no man glory in the children of men, for everything is yours,
22Whether Paul, or Apollo, or Kaypha, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things future; everything is yours.
23And you are The Messiah's and The Messiah is God's.