New Living Translation
If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward.
King James Bible
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
Darby Bible Translation
If the work of any one which he has built upon the foundation shall abide, he shall receive a reward.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:14 He shall receive a reward - A peculiar degree of glory. Some degree even the other will receive, seeing he held the foundation; though through ignorance he built thereon what would not abide the fire.
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"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 …
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1 Corinthians 3:8
The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.
1 Corinthians 4:5
So don't make judgments about anyone ahead of time--before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.
1 Corinthians 9:17
If I were doing this on my own initiative, I would deserve payment. But I have no choice, for God has given me this sacred trust.
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else.
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