1 Corinthians 3:13

“Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euery mans worke shall be made manifest. For the day shall declare it, because it shall bee reuealed by fire, and the fire shall trie euery mans worke of what sort it is.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is {to be} revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's work of what sort it is.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every man's work will be made clear in that day, because it will be tested by fire; and the fire itself will make clear the quality of every man's work.
- Basic English Bible

the work of each shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare [it], because it is revealed in fire; and the fire shall try the work of each what it is.
- Darby Bible

Every man's work will be made manifest: for the day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will try every man's work, of what sort it is.
- Webster's Bible

the true character of each individual's work will become manifest. For the day of Christ will disclose it, because that day is soon to come upon us clothed in fire, and as for the quality of every one's work-- the fire is the thing which will test it.
- Weymouth Bible

each man's work will be revealed. For the Day will declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself will test what sort of work each man's work is.
- World English Bible

for the dai of the Lord schal declare, for it schal be schewid in fier; the fier schal preue the werk of ech man, what maner werk it is.
- Wycliffe Bible

of each the work shall become manifest, for the day shall declare [it], because in fire it is revealed, and the work of each, what kind it is, the fire shall prove;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:13


3:13 The time is coming when every one's work shall be made manifest: for the day of the Lord, that great and final day, shall declare it - To all the world. For it is revealed - What faith beholds as so certain and so near is spoken of as already present. By fire; yea, the fire shall try every one's work, of what sort it is - The strict process of that day will try every man's doctrines, whether they come up to the scripture standard or not. Here is a plain allusion to the flaming light and consuming heat of the general conflagration. But the expression, when applied to the trying of doctrines, and consuming those that are wrong, is evidently figurative; because no material fire can have such an effect on what is of a moral nature. And therefore it is added, he who builds wood, hay, or stubble, shall be saved as through the fire - Or, as narrowly as a man escapes through the fire, when his house is all in flames about him. This text, then, is so far from establishing the Romish purgatory, that it utterly overthrows it. For the fire here mentioned does not exist till the day of judgment: therefore, if this be the fire of purgatory, it follows that purgatory does not exist before the day of judgment.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:13


1Co 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest. The kind of work that every builder does will be made known. The day shall declare it. Probably the day of Christ's coming. Because it shall be revealed by fire. As fire destroys wood, hay, stubble, but leaves gold, silver, precious stones (see 1Co 3:12), so the work of some builders, when tested, will vanish. They do not do solid work.

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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