1 Corinthians 3:16

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowe yee not that yee are the Temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and {that} the Spirit of God dwells in you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and `that' the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do you not see that you are God's holy house, and that the Spirit of God has his place in you?
- Basic English Bible

Do ye not know that ye are [the] temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwells in you?
- Darby Bible

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
- Webster's Bible

Do you not know that you are God's Sanctuary, and that the Spirit of God has His home within you?
- Weymouth Bible

Don't you know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you?
- World English Bible

Witen ye not, that ye ben the temple of God, and the spirit of God dwellith in you?
- Wycliffe Bible

have ye not known that ye are a sanctuary of God, and the Spirit of God doth dwell in you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:16


3:16 Ye - All Christians. Are the temple of God - The most noble kind of building, #1Cor 3:9|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:16


1Co 3:16 Ye are the temple of God. In 1Co 3:9 the apostle had said, "Ye are God's building". Now he returns to that figure, and denounces the judgment of God upon all who would defile his house by their carnal divisions.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3

  • Lilian
    For we are the Labourers and a building of Christ we are a husbandry our Spirit and life belongs to Jesus
  • Atuhaire Arnold
    As the verse tells us we are the temple of God thus we sh'd be stewards of Him.thats when the Holy spirit will dwell on us.
  • Antony
    I feel blessed as i read different verses daily countinue with the good work.
  • 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.