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 3:15

  • "Losing one s soul has nothing to do with eternal condemnation. It is being deprived of it at the Judgment Seat. It is suffering loss 1 Cor. 3 15 rather than receiving rewards. It is entering the millennial kingdom without glory, not being able to enjoy the incredible wonders of that Edenic world to come, and consciously regretting that more spiritual good soulish choices were not made in this life. " cr. James Hollandsworth The Paradox of Saving the Soul KingdomPreparation
  • It takes faith plus a "step" to Christ, the only work is confessing Christ. If there is no other works, he will suffer loss yet be saved so as by fire. Amen, what a savior.

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