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 3:11

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