1 Corinthians 3:11

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For other foundation can no man lay, then that is laide, which is Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there is no other base for the building but that which has been put down, which is Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

For other foundation can no man lay besides that which [is] laid, which is Jesus Christ.
- Darby Bible

For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For no one can lay any other foundation in addition to that which is already laid, namely Jesus Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has been laid, which is Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

For no man may sette another foundement, outtakun that that is sett, which is Crist Jhesus.
- Wycliffe Bible

for other foundation no one is able to lay except that which is laid, which is Jesus the Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:11


3:11 For other foundation - On which the whole church: and all its doctrines, duties, and blessings may be built. Can no man lay than what is laid - In the counsels of divine wisdom, in the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, in the preaching of the apostles, St. Paul in particular. Which is Jesus Christ - Who, in his person and offices, is the firm, immovable Rock of Ages, every way sufficient to bear all the weight that God himself, or the sinner, when he believes, can lay upon him.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:11


1Co 3:11 Other foundation can no man lay, etc. There is only one foundation of the church (Mt 16:16). This foundation-stone was laid by God (Isa 28:16). Paul's work under God was to point to this foundation, to induce them to believe, and thus to build them upon it. His preaching laid it in their hearts. To preach Christ is to preach the fundamental or foundation truth of the church.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3

  • Patricia Green
    I was feeling very depressed and I read I Corinthians 3 about envy and strife and it was as if the LORD was speaking directly to me because there has been a lot of both envy and strife in my home. I am glad that I know my LORD and SAVIOR and that I can find comfort in his words. Amen
  • A disciple
    "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ." A newborn baby is a beautiful miracle of life and regeneration. The family looks with wonder at the little tiny hands and fingers and feet and toes, and the little face; and has to take very gentle care for this most helpless little person. Thank God we don't stay babies for long!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths-So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
  • Steve morrow
    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 THEREON PROVERBS 24:3 THROUGH WISDOM IS AN HOUSE BUILDED AND BY UNDERSTANDING IT IS ESTABLISHED
  • Wayne
    Ray321, You just corrected yourself. With the scripture u used.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Ray: Romans 7 is past tense, Paul is telling us who he ((was)) under sin. Paul uses the law of divorce and remarriage to show us that death is the only way to be remarried, in this case death is the way to separate from from the devil sin and be married unto Jesus to righteousness. 33 times Paul uses the letter ((I)) to show that you are in trouble if you are walking the way he did in sin.

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