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1 Corinthians 3:14

    1 Corinthians 3:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If any man's work comes through the test, he will have a reward.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:14

    If any man's work abide - Perhaps there is here an allusion to the purifying of different sorts of vessels under the law. All that could stand the fire were to be purified by the fire; and those which could not resist the action of the fire were to be purified by water, Numbers 31:23. The gold, silver, and precious stones, could stand the fire; but the wood, hay, and stubble, must be necessarily consumed. So, in that great and terrible day of the Lord, all false doctrine, as well as the system that was to pass away, should be made sufficiently manifest; and God would then show that the Gospel, and that alone, was that system of doctrine which he should bless and protect, and none other.

    He shall receive a reward - He has not only preached the truth, but he has labored in the word and doctrine. And the reward is to be according to the labor. See on 1 Corinthians 3:8 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 3:14

    If any man's work abide ... - If it shall appear that he hast taught the true doctrines of Christianity, and inculcated right practices and views of piety, and himself cherished right feelings: if the trial of the great Day, when the real qualities of all objects shall be known, shall show this.

    He shall receive a reward - According to the nature of his work. See the note on 1 Corinthians 3:8. This refers, I suppose, to the proper rewards on the Day of Judgment, and not to the honors and the recompense which he may receive in this world. If all that he has taught and done shall be proved to have been genuine and pure, then his reward shall be in proportion.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 3:14

    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.