New Living Translation
Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials--gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw.
King James Bible
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Darby Bible Translation
Now if any one build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw,
World English Bible
But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or stubble;
Young's Literal Translation
and if any one doth build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:12 If any one build gold, silver, costly stones - Three sorts of materials which will bear the fire; true and solid doctrines. Wood, hay, stubble - Three which will not bear the fire. Such are all doctrines, ceremonies, and forms of human invention; all but the substantial, vital truths of Christianity.
LibrarySanctified for Service.
"We are labourers together with God; ye are God's husbandry; ye are God's building."--1 COR. iii. 9. In this passage St. Paul is rebuking the Corinthians for that spirit of party which was dividing them into followers of this or that teacher and so destroying their unity in Christ. You do not belong, he says, to Paul or to Apollos; we have no claim upon you; ye are not to be called by our name: you are God's husbandry, and God's building, not ours; we are but labourers in His service and …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
On the Wisdom of this World
On the Interpretation of Scripture
The Existence of Merit
"Let these false prophets tell their dreams, but let my true messengers faithfully proclaim my every word. There is a difference between straw and grain!
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have--Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:13
But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person's work has any value.
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