1 Corinthians 3:12

“Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now if any man build vpon this foundation, gold, siluer, preciousstones, wood, hay, stubble:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But on the base a man may put gold, silver, stones of great price, wood, dry grass, cut stems;
- Basic English Bible

Now if any one build upon [this] foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw,
- Darby Bible

Now if any man buildeth upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
- Webster's Bible

And whether the building which any one is erecting on that foundation be of gold or silver or costly stones, of timber or hay or straw--
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or stubble;
- World English Bible

For if ony bildith ouer this foundement, gold, siluer, preciouse stoonys, stickis, hey, or stobil, euery mannus werk schal be open;
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one doth build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:12


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:12


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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 3:19 FOR THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD IS FOOLISHNESS WITH GOD FOR IT IS WRITTEN HE TAKETH THE WISE IN THEIR OWN CRAFTINESS ISAIAH 29:15 WOE UNTO THEM THAT SEEK DEEP TO HIDE THEIR COUNSEL FROM THE LORD AND THEIR WORKS ARE IN THE DARK AND THEY SAY WHO SEETH US AND WHO KNOWETH US *** PSALM 106:13 THEY SOON FORGAT HIS WORKS THEY WAITED NOT FOR HIS COUNSEL
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 3:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD AND THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLETH IN YOU 3:17 IF ANY MAN DEFILE THE TEMPLE OF GOD HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY FOR THE TEMPLE OF GOD IS HOLY WHICH TEMPLE YOU ARE
  • Steve morrow
    1CORIN3:10ACCORDING 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 EVRY MAN TAKE HEED HOW HE BUILDETH THEREON-PROVERBS24:3THROUGH WISDOM IS AN HOUSE BUILDED AND BY UNDERSTANDING IT IS ESTABLISHED EPH 2:20AND ARE BUILT UPON THE FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF BEING THE CHIEF CORNER STONE
  • 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

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