New International Version
If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for God's temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.
King James Bible
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Darby Bible Translation
If any one corrupt the temple of God, *him* shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are *ye*.
World English Bible
If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for God's temple is holy, which you are.
Young's Literal Translation
if any one the sanctuary of God doth waste, him shall God waste; for the sanctuary of God is holy, the which ye are.
1 Corinthians 3:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If any man defile the temple - This clause is not consistently translated. Ει τις τον ναον του Θεου φθειρει, φθερει τουτον ὁ Θεος If any man destroy the temple of God, him will God destroy. The verb is the same in both clauses. If any man injure, corrupt, or destroy the Church of God by false doctrine, God will destroy him - will take away his part out of the book of life. This refers to him who wilfully opposes the truth; the erring, mistaken man shall barely escape; but the obstinate opposer shall be destroyed. The former shall be treated leniently; the latter shall have judgment without mercy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
defile. or. destroy. for.
LibraryTwenty-Third Day. Holiness and the Body.
The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. The body is for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you; therefore glorify God in your body.'--1 Cor. iii. 16, vi. 13, 19. 'She that is unmarried is careful for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit.'--1 Cor. vii. 34. 'Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God.'--Rom. xii. 1. Coming into the world, our Blessed …
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Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst?
1 Corinthians 3:18
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become "fools" so that you may become wise.
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