“Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.