1 Corinthians 3:14

14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.

1 Corinthians 3:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
ESV
14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.
NLT
14 If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward.
MSG
14 If your work passes inspection, fine;
CSB
14 If anyone's work that he has built survives, he will receive a reward.

1 Corinthians 3:14 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 3:14

If any man's work abide
That is, if any minister's doctrine will bear the test of daylight, to be looked into, and abide the fire of the word; as gold, silver, and precious stones will, or such doctrines as are comparable to them, which will shine the brighter for being tried by this fire:

which he hath built thereupon;
upon the foundation Christ, in entire consistence with, and proportion to it, and highly becoming it:

he shall receive a reward;
either from the churches of Christ here, who shall honour and respect him for his faithful labours in the ministry; or from Christ hereafter, who will say, well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.

1 Corinthians 3:14 In-Context

12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.
14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.
15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.
16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

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