1 Corinthians 3:10

“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

According to the grace of God which is giuen vnto mee, as a wise master builder I haue laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let euery man take heede how hee buildeth thereupon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let each man take heed how he buildeth thereon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the measure of the grace given to me, I, as a wise master-builder, have put the base in position, and another goes on building on it. But let every man take care what he puts on it.
- Basic English Bible

According to the grace of God which has been given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation, but another builds upon it. But let each see how he builds upon it.
- Darby Bible

According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master-builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth upon it. But let every man take heed how he buildeth upon it.
- Webster's Bible

In discharge of the task which God graciously entrusted to me, I--like a competent master-builder--have laid a foundation, and others are building upon it. But let every one be careful how and what he builds.
- Weymouth Bible

According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it.
- World English Bible

Aftir the grace `of God that is youun to me, as a wise maistir carpenter Y settide the foundement; and another bildith aboue. But ech man se, hou he bildith aboue.
- Wycliffe Bible

According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master-builder, a foundation I have laid, and another doth build on [it],
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:10


3:10 According to the grace of God given to me - This he premises, lest he should seem to ascribe it to himself. Let every one take heed how he buildeth thereon - That all his doctrines may be consistent with the foundation.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:10


1Co 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given to me. Given when? When he was called to be an apostle. I have laid the foundation. The figure of the building is retained. Paul is a discreet master-builder. He had laid the foundation at Corinth, when he was preaching Christ, and working through faith in him (1Co 2:4,5). Notice it is not "a foundation", but "the foundation", because God's spiritual temple can have only one (1Co 3:16). Another buildeth thereon. After Paul left Corinth, Apollos and other teachers continued to build upon the foundation that Paul had laid. Let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. Since there is only one foundation of the temple, viz.: Jesus Christ, there should be most careful and conscientious building upon it (1Co 3:12).

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3

  • Steve morrow
    cont from above ---1 corin 3:10 according to the grace of GOD which is given to me as a wise masterbuilder I have laid the foundation and another buildeth thereon but let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon pro 24:3 through wisdom is an house builded and by understanding it is established john 1:17 for the law was given by moses but grace and truth came by JESUS CHRIST
  • Irene123
    Bruce - what Bible do you use?
  • Mari
    Yes,I see it now. TY
  • Bruce
    Mari: verse one says I must talk to you even as if you "were" babes .
    When someone hasn't eaten for sometime they can't start eating meat and potatoes they have to start out with liquids. The same with believers. Adult babies. So we can call them babes. They have to start again.Hebrews 5:12-14
  • Mari
    It is for babes in Cbrist. Look at the first couple of verses.
  • 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!!!!!!!!

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