1 Corinthians 3:12

“Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now if any man build vpon this foundation, gold, siluer, preciousstones, wood, hay, stubble:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But on the base a man may put gold, silver, stones of great price, wood, dry grass, cut stems;
- Basic English Bible

Now if any one build upon [this] foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw,
- Darby Bible

Now if any man buildeth upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
- Webster's Bible

And whether the building which any one is erecting on that foundation be of gold or silver or costly stones, of timber or hay or straw--
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or stubble;
- World English Bible

For if ony bildith ouer this foundement, gold, siluer, preciouse stoonys, stickis, hey, or stobil, euery mannus werk schal be open;
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one doth build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:12


3:12 If any one build gold, silver, costly stones - Three sorts of materials which will bear the fire; true and solid doctrines. Wood, hay, stubble - Three which will not bear the fire. Such are all doctrines, ceremonies, and forms of human invention; all but the substantial, vital truths of Christianity.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:12


1Co 3:12 If any man buildeth upon this foundation. There is only one foundation for all builders to build upon. The church or temple will be of the character of the material built upon it. Gold, silver, precious stones. If this material be precious and imperishable, if apostolic doctrines and men molded into the image of Christ be this material, it is well. Wood, hay, stubble. If erroneous doctrines and unstable men, this will all be revealed in due time.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3

  • Patrick Makenye
    My body is the temple of Lord
  • Brian ochoka
    Very interesting, teaching me about my spirituality in this end times
  • Lilian
    Jesus is blessing us anytime he wants as all things belongs to Jesus. We are the child of the Living God we are provided enough according to his riches of Glory. Jesus loves all of us, we are all labourers in Christ, He who love Jesus will keep his commandments until rapture. thanks God for the blood he shed for us.
  • Rev.CA Nyathikazi
    POWERFUL IMPACT TO THE SOCIETY WE LIVE IN TODAY.
  • Rev.CA Nyathikazi
    POWERFUL IMPACT TO THE SOCIETY WE LIVE IN TODAY.
  • Timothy for verse 21
    God provides all we need in life. With godliness it doesn't matter who or what is the vessel provided it is purged He uses.

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