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

  • 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.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? The Corinth Church were saved people, but they had a lot of sin in there lives, that why they were carnal, they were not growing in the Lord. Are we living like the Corinth today? I speak as a fool, maybe we do have churches like Corinth today.

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