1 Corinthians 3:18-4:7
18. Let no man deceive himself.
If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world,
let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20. And again,
The Lord knoweth
the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21. Therefore let no man glory in men.
For all things are your's;
22. Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas,
or the world, or life, or death,
or things present, or things to come;
all are your's;
23. And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
4:1. Let a man so account of us,
as of the ministers of Christ,
and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2. Moreover it is required in stewards,
that a man be found faithful.
3. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you,
or of man's judgment:
yea, I judge not mine own self.
4. For I know nothing by myself;
yet am I not hereby justified:
but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
5. Therefore judge nothing before the time,
until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness,
and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every man have praise of God.
6. And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself
and to Apollos for your sakes;
that ye might learn in us
not to think of men above that which is written,
that no one of you be puffed up
for one against another.
7. For who maketh thee to differ from another?
and what hast thou that thou didst not receive?
now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory,
as if thou hadst not received it?
Bailey, Paul through Mediterranean Eyes, 136, ABCDDDCBA.