1 Corinthians 3:11
New International Version
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

New Living Translation
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ.

English Standard Version
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Berean Study Bible
For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
For no one is able to lay another foundation, besides the one being already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

King James Bible
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

New King James Version
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

New American Standard Bible
For no one can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

NASB 1995
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

NASB 1977
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Amplified Bible
for no one can lay a foundation other than the one which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Christian Standard Bible
For no one can lay any foundation other than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ.

American Standard Version
For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For no man can lay another foundation than that which has been laid, which is Yeshua The Messiah.

Contemporary English Version
because Christ is the only foundation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For other foundation no man can lay, but that which is laid; which is Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Good News Translation
For God has already placed Jesus Christ as the one and only foundation, and no other foundation can be laid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, no one can lay any other foundation than the one that is already laid, and that foundation is Jesus Christ.

International Standard Version
After all, no one can lay any other foundation than the one that is already laid, and that is Jesus the Messiah.

Literal Standard Version
for no one is able to lay another foundation except that which is laid, which is Jesus the Christ;

NET Bible
For no one can lay any foundation other than what is being laid, which is Jesus Christ.

New Heart English Bible
For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has been laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
For no one can lay any other foundation in addition to that which is already laid, namely Jesus Christ.

World English Bible
For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has been laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
for other foundation no one is able to lay except that which is laid, which is Jesus the Christ;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Christ Our Foundation
10By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one must be careful how he builds. 11For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw,…

Cross References
Isaiah 28:16
So this is what the Lord GOD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will never be shaken.

1 Corinthians 3:10
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one must be careful how he builds.

1 Corinthians 3:12
If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw,

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.

Ephesians 2:20
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.

1 Peter 2:4
As you come to Him, the living stone, rejected by men but chosen and precious in God's sight,


Treasury of Scripture

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 28:16
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Acts 4:11,12
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner…









Verse 11. - Other foundation can no man lay. Any "other" gospel is not merely "another," but "a different" gospel (Galatians 1:9). That which is laid; rather, that is lying (comp. 1 Peter 2:6). It has not been placed there (τεθέντα) by any human bands, but lies there by the eternal will. Which is Jesus Christ. "The doctrine of Jesus Christ is the foundation of all theology; his person of all life." This is again and again inculcated in Scripture: Isaiah 28:16, "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation." On this rock the Church is built (Matthew 16:18: Acts 4:11, 12; Ephesians 2:20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

no one
οὐδεὶς (oudeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.

can
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

lay
θεῖναι (theinai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

a
ἄλλον (allon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

foundation
θεμέλιον (themelion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2310: From a derivative of tithemi; something put down, i.e. A substruction.

other than
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

the [one]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

already laid,
κείμενον (keimenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2749: To lie, recline, be placed, be laid, set, specially appointed, destined. Middle voice of a primary verb; to lie outstretched.

which
ὅς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Christ.
Χριστός (Christos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.


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