1 Corinthians 3:15

“If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If any mans worke shall bee burnt, he shall suffer losse: but he himselfe shall be saued: yet so, as by fire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If the fire puts an end to any man's work, it will be his loss: but he will get salvation himself, though as by fire.
- Basic English Bible

If the work of any one shall be consumed, he shall suffer loss, but *he* shall be saved, but so as through [the] fire.
- Darby Bible

If any man's work shall be burned, he will suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
- Webster's Bible

If any one's work is burnt up, he will suffer the loss of it; yet he will himself be rescued, but only, as it were, by passing through the fire.
- Weymouth Bible

If any man's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but as through fire.
- World English Bible

If ony mannus werk brenne, he schal suffre harm; but he schal be saaf, so netheles as bi fier.
- Wycliffe Bible

if of any the work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; and himself shall be saved, but so as through fire.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:15


3:15 He shall suffer loss - The loss of that peculiar degree of glory.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:15


1Co 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned. Shall perish as worthless. Such an one will forfeit his reward. He himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. He is saved, because he intended well, but is barely saved, like one who escapes from a burning house where all his property is consumed.

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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