1 Corinthians 3:17

“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If any man defile the Temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the Temple of God is holy, which Temple ye are.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If anyone makes the house of God unclean, God will put an end to him; for the house of God is holy, and you are his house.
- Basic English Bible

If any one corrupt the temple of God, *him* shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are *ye*.
- Darby Bible

If any man defileth the temple of God, him will God destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
- Webster's Bible

If any one is marring the Sanctuary of God, him will God mar; for the Sanctuary of God is holy, which you all are.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for God's temple is holy, which you are.
- World English Bible

And if ony defoulith the temple of God, God schal leese hym; for the temple of God is hooli, which ye ben.
- Wycliffe Bible

if any one the sanctuary of God doth waste, him shall God waste; for the sanctuary of God is holy, the which ye are.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:17


3:17 If any man destroy the temple of God - Destroy a real Christian, by schisms, or doctrines fundamentally wrong. Him shall God destroy - He shall not be saved at all; not even as through the fire.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:17


1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God. "Ye are the temple of God" (1Co 3:16). In that temple the Spirit dwelt, as the Shekinah had dwelt in the temple of God at Jerusalem; it was therefore a holy temple, and an awful sin to defile it. Him shall God destroy. Under the old dispensation, death was the penalty of polluting the temple. See Ex 28:43 Le 16:2 Nu 4:20 18:32.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3:17

  • Phillip for verse 17
    Bein a child of God,u must have no evil,unholiness or sin in u,which are ungodliness bt live in righteousnes
  • Ken Reckart for verse 17
    dose smoking and drinking wine defile the temple of God
  • Pastor dan sekyi for verse 17
    we are the temple God dwells in and as u cant take in poison or anything deadly, so God will fight any thing that want to destror His temple spiritually. So we have a responsibility to live rigth as long as His spirit lives in us through christ Jesus. Let not the work of the flesh be name among you, for if a man sins he defile God temple but not himself, we are not of our own, but we are bought with a price by the blood of Jesus. BE HOLY FOR GOD AND HE WILl REWARD THE JUDGEMENT DAY..............,,,,
  • This is clearly a statement by Paul saying that if a man tries to vanish truth by teaching false doctrine. The man willingly teaching that destructive doctrine goes against God and he then will be destroyed.
  • the text states if any man destroy the temple of god him will god destroy. We are that temple then anything that harms us physically or spiritually harms gods temple. Whether drugs, immorality, stealing. All these things tend to diminish a persons ties to christ

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