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

  • 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.