1 Corinthians 3:16

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowe yee not that yee are the Temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and {that} the Spirit of God dwells in you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and `that' the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do you not see that you are God's holy house, and that the Spirit of God has his place in you?
- Basic English Bible

Do ye not know that ye are [the] temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwells in you?
- Darby Bible

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
- Webster's Bible

Do you not know that you are God's Sanctuary, and that the Spirit of God has His home within you?
- Weymouth Bible

Don't you know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you?
- World English Bible

Witen ye not, that ye ben the temple of God, and the spirit of God dwellith in you?
- Wycliffe Bible

have ye not known that ye are a sanctuary of God, and the Spirit of God doth dwell in you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:16


3:16 Ye - All Christians. Are the temple of God - The most noble kind of building, #1Cor 3:9|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:16


1Co 3:16 Ye are the temple of God. In 1Co 3:9 the apostle had said, "Ye are God's building". Now he returns to that figure, and denounces the judgment of God upon all who would defile his house by their carnal divisions.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3

  • J
    Tell the group you are referring to about the mixtures of the ground the way of Cain the fornications of the house of God, we are dead without a chance tell about the victories over our enemies how our enemies shall fall for forgetting the creation of God and trusting in the fears of men!!!!!!!!
  • J
    Make sure to keep your "verses of the day" out of Psalms or Proverbs or better yet Wisdom of Solomon... **.
  • MockingBird
    God did not send us out alone . We have Holy Spirit within leading and guiding us in all the affairs of life. All we have to do is listen and obey where He leads and He also goes with us as we go : In His will !! we are God's building Let Him do what He knows is best !!
  • J
    The Lord is here and you choose to continue to beat around the bush.
  • Michael C.
    Sis. Kath, sorry, but Paul was not talking to baby Christians. If we read the whole context of the letter, they have had a significant amount of time, and been very blessed favor from God, with great Teachers. Also, if we look at the record written by Luke, in Acts, they should have been MUCH FARTHER ALONG, for the grace bestowed on them! The point is, that we must abide in Christ, or wither away.
  • Sis. Kath :)
    That verse is for baby Christians who just received Christ....This is a metaphor... At the moment, they could just understand the most basic preaching needed for their maturity... (milk) And then as they grow Spiritually, little by little, step by step, they could already fully understand and grasp deeper preaching from the Lord... (meat)