1 Corinthians 3:14
New International Version
If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.

New Living Translation
If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward.

English Standard Version
If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.

Berean Study Bible
If what he has built survives, he will receive a reward.

Berean Literal Bible
If the work of anyone that he built up will remain, he will receive a reward.

King James Bible
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

New King James Version
If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.

New American Standard Bible
If anyone’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.

NASB 1995
If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.

NASB 1977
If any man’s work which he has built upon it remains, he shall receive a reward.

Amplified Bible
If any person’s work which he has built [on this foundation, that is, any outcome of his effort] remains [and survives this test], he will receive a reward.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone’s work that he has built survives, he will receive a reward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone's work that he has built survives, he will receive a reward.

American Standard Version
If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a reward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whosever work shall remain shall receive his reward from The Builder.

Contemporary English Version
We will be rewarded if our building is left standing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any man's work abide, which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

English Revised Version
If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a reward.

Good News Translation
If what was built on the foundation survives the fire, the builder will receive a reward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If what a person has built survives, he will receive a reward.

International Standard Version
If what a person has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.

Literal Standard Version
if the work of anyone remains that he built on [it], he will receive a wage;

NET Bible
If what someone has built survives, he will receive a reward.

New Heart English Bible
If any man's work remains which he built on it, he will receive a reward.

Weymouth New Testament
If any one's work--the building which he has erected--stands the test, he will be rewarded.

World English Bible
If any man's work remains which he built on it, he will receive a reward.

Young's Literal Translation
if of any one the work doth remain that he built on it, a wage he shall receive;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Christ Our Foundation
13his workmanship will be evident, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will prove the quality of each man’s work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive a reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as if through the flames.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

1 Corinthians 9:17
If my preaching is voluntary, I have a reward. But if it is not voluntary, I am still entrusted with a responsibility.

Galatians 6:4
Each one should test his own work. Then he will have reason to boast in himself alone, and not in someone else.


Treasury of Scripture

If any man's work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

1 Corinthians 3:8
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

Daniel 12:3
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.









(14) This is the general application to Christian teachers of what has gone before. Those who have built well shall have their reward in their work having survived the trial of the fire; those who have built otherwise shall lose everything--their work, which should have remained as their reward, will perish in the fire--and they themselves will be as men who only make good their escape by rushing through a conflagration, leaving all that was theirs to be destroyed. (See Mark 9:49.)

Verse 14. - If any man's work shall abide. St. Paul is speaking primarily of teachers, though, of course, his words apply by analogy to all believers. He shall receive a reward. One of the teacher's rewards will be his converts (1 Thessalonians 2:19), who will be "his joy and crown of glorying" (Philippians 2:16); another will be "a crown of glory that fadeth not away" (1 Peter 5:2, 4; Daniel 12:3); yet another will be fresh opportunities for higher labour (Matthew 25:23).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If
εἴ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

what he has built
ἐποικοδόμησεν (epoikodomēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2026: To build upon (above) a foundation. From epi and oikodomeo; to build upon, i.e. to rear up.

survives,
μενεῖ (menei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

he will receive
λήμψεται (lēmpsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

a reward.
μισθὸν (misthon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3408: (a) pay, wages, salary, (b) reward, recompense, punishment. Apparently a primary word; pay for service, good or bad.


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