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 3:13

  • FREDIE MUKIIBI for verse 13
    Let every beliver do everything in fit with the Father 's will.
  • "Work of an inferior nature i.e., temporal and self dependent will be consumed in Christ s testing fire, and be considered a loss in the kingdom. That saint of God, though eternally secure, will be ashamed at the Judgment Seat, and will consciously regret his verdict throughout the Millennial kingdom, having no opportunity to rule and reign with Christ the very purpose of our millennial existence! . Only work of an abiding nature eternal and Christ dependent will survive and be rewarded in the kingdom. Because we fear our God Who is a consuming fire Heb. 12 29 , we should passionately convince fellow believers of their coming appointment. " James Hollandsworth I did not have the right perspective of the millenial period
  • Senyo hoppey for verse 13
    1cor.3 13. Every man 's work shall be tested by fire. God cannot be mocked. Let us look at Christ who is the master builder.Anyone whose work is not in line with Christs ' will be distroyed.They shall all pass through fire to be tested. Either gold or wood the fire shall prove it.

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