1 Corinthians 3:15
New International Version
If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved--even though only as one escaping through the flames.

New Living Translation
But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.

English Standard Version
If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Berean Study Bible
If it is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as if through the flames.

Berean Literal Bible
If the work of anyone will be burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, but so as through fire.

New American Standard Bible
If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

King James Bible
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone's work is burned up, he will experience loss, but he himself will be saved--but only as through fire.

Contemporary English Version
But if it is destroyed by the fire, we will lose everything. Yet we ourselves will be saved, like someone escaping from flames.

Good News Translation
But if your work is burnt up, then you will lose it; but you yourself will be saved, as if you had escaped through the fire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone's work is burned up, it will be lost, but he will be saved; yet it will be like an escape through fire.

International Standard Version
If his work is burned up, he will suffer loss. However, he himself will be saved, but it will be like going through fire.

NET Bible
If someone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

New Heart English Bible
If any man's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but as through fire.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whosever work will burn up will suffer loss, but he shall escape, but as if by fire.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If his work is burned up, he will suffer [the loss]. However, he will be saved, though it will be like going through a fire.

New American Standard 1977
If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If anyone's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.

King James 2000 Bible
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

American King James Version
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

American Standard Version
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any man's work burn, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.

Darby Bible Translation
If the work of any one shall be consumed, he shall suffer loss, but he shall be saved, but so as through [the] fire.

English Revised Version
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.

Webster's Bible Translation
If any man's work shall be burned, he will suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Weymouth New Testament
If any one's work is burnt up, he will suffer the loss of it; yet he will himself be rescued, but only, as it were, by passing through the fire.

World English Bible
If any man's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but as through fire.

Young's Literal Translation
if of any the work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; and himself shall be saved, but so as through fire.
Study Bible
Christ Our Foundation
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. 16Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?…
Cross References
Job 23:10
Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Psalm 66:10
For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us like silver.

Psalm 66:12
You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but You brought us into abundance.

Jude 1:23
save others by snatching them from the fire; and to still others, show mercy tempered with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.

Treasury of Scripture

If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

work.

1 Corinthians 3:12,13
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; …

Revelation 3:18
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

he shall.

Acts 27:21,44
But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss…

2 John 1:8
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

yet.

Amos 4:11
I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Zechariah 3:2
And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

1 Peter 4:18
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?







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

[it]
τινος (tinos)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

is burned up,
κατακαήσεται (katakaēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2618: To burn up, consume entirely. From kata and kaio; to burn down, i.e. Consume wholly.

he will suffer loss.
ζημιωθήσεται (zēmiōthēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2210: From zemia; to injure, i.e. to experience detriment.

He himself
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will be saved,
σωθήσεται (sōthēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

but only
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

as if
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[the] flames.
πυρός (pyros)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4442: Fire; the heat of the sun, lightning; fig: strife, trials; the eternal fire. A primary word; 'fire'.
(15) So as.--These words remind us that the whole passage, and especially the reference to fire, is to be regarded as metaphorical, and not to be understood in a literal and physical sense. Forgetting this, Roman divines have evolved from these words the doctrine of purgatory.

Verse 15. - He shall suffer loss. He shall not receive the full reward to which he might otherwise look (2 John 1:8). He himself shall be saved. It is an inexpressible source of comfort to us, amid the weakness and ignorance of our lives, to know that if we have only erred through human frailty and feebleness, while yet we desired to be sincere and faithful, the work will be burnt, yet the workman will be saved. Some of the Fathers gave to this beautiful verse the shockingly perverted meaning that "the workman would be preserved alive for endless torments," "salted with fire" in order to endure interminable agonies. The meaning is impossible, for it reverses the sense of the word "saved;" and makes it equivalent to "damned;" but the interpretation is an awful proof of the distortions to which a merciless human rigorism and a hard, self styled orthodoxy have sometimes subjected the Word of God. Yet so as by fire; rather, through or by means of fire (διὰ πυρός). We may be, as it were, "snatched as a brand from the burning" (Zechariah 3:2; Amos 4:11; Jude 1:23), and "scarcely" saved (1 Peter 4:18). Similarly it is said in 1 Peter 3:20 that Noah was saved "through water" (δι ὕδατος). The ship is lost, the sailor saved; the workman is saved, the work is burned. 3:10-15 The apostle was a wise master-builder; but the grace of God made him such. Spiritual pride is abominable; it is using the greatest favours of God, to feed our own vanity, and make idols of ourselves. But let every man take heed; there may be bad building on a good foundation. Nothing must be laid upon it, but what the foundation will bear, and what is of a piece with it. Let us not dare to join a merely human or a carnal life with a Divine faith, the corruption of sin with the profession of Christianity. Christ is a firm, abiding, and immovable Rock of ages, every way able to bear all the weight that God himself or the sinner can lay upon him; neither is there salvation in any other. Leave out the doctrine of his atonement, and there is no foundation for our hopes. But of those who rest on this foundation, there are two sorts. Some hold nothing but the truth as it is in Jesus, and preach nothing else. Others build on the good foundation what will not abide the test, when the day of trail comes. We may be mistaken in ourselves and others; but there is a day coming that will show our actions in the true light, without covering or disguise. Those who spread true and pure religion in all its branches, and whose work will abide in the great day, shall receive a reward. And how great! how much exceeding their deserts! There are others, whose corrupt opinions and doctrines, or vain inventions and usages in the worship of God, shall be made known, disowned, and rejected, in that day. This is plainly meant of a figurative fire, not of a real one; for what real fire can consume religious rites or doctrines? And it is to try every man's works, those of Paul and Apollos, as well as others. Let us consider the tendency of our undertakings, compare them with God's word, and judge ourselves, that we be not judged of the Lord.
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