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1 Corinthians 3:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let each man take heed how he buildeth thereon.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master-builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth upon it. But let every man take heed how he buildeth upon it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— According to the grace of God which has been given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation, but another builds upon it. But let each see how he builds upon it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— According to the favour of God which hath been given unto me, as a wise master-builder, I laid a foundation, whereas, another, is building thereon; but, let each one, see, how he buildeth thereon;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master-builder, a foundation I have laid, and another doth build on [it],
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— According to the grace of God that is given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation: and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— According to the grace of God which is giuen vnto mee, as a wise master builder I haue laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let euery man take heede how hee buildeth thereupon.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And according to the grace of Aloha which is given to me, I have laid the foundation as a wise architect; but another hath built upon it. But let every man beware how he buildeth upon it.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— According to the grace of God which was given me, I laid the foundation like a wise architect; and another buildeth on it. But let each one see, how he buildeth on it.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
According 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
to the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
grace 5485
{5485} Prime
χάρις
charis
{khar'-ece}
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude).
of God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
is given 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5685
<5685> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 215
unto me, 3427
{3427} Prime
μοί
moi
{moy}
The simpler form of G1698; to me.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
a wise 4680
{4680} Prime
σοφός
sophos
{sof-os'}
Akin to σαφής [[saphes]] (clear); wise (in a most general application).
masterbuilder, 753
{0753} Prime
ἀρχιτέκτων
architekton
{ar-khee-tek'-tone}
From G0746 and G5045; a chief constructor, that is, 'architect'.
I have laid 5087
{5087} Prime
τίθημι
tithemi
{tith'-ay-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary word θέω [[theo]], {theh'-o} (which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses); to place (in the widest application, literally and figuratively; properly in a passive or horizontal posture, and thus different from G2476, which properly denotes an upright and active position, while G2749 is properly reflexive and utterly prostrate).
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
the foundation, 2310
{2310} Prime
θεμέλιος
themelios
{them-el'-ee-os}
From a derivative of G5087; something put down, that is, a substruction (of a building, etc.), (literally or figuratively).
and 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
another 243
{0243} Prime
ἄλλος
allos
{al'-los}
A primary word; 'else', that is, different (in many applications).
buildeth y2026
[2026] Standard
ἐποικοδομέω
epoikodomeo
{ep-oy-kod-om-eh'-o}
From G1909 and G3618; to build upon, that is, (figuratively) to rear up.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
thereon. x2026
(2026) Complement
ἐποικοδομέω
epoikodomeo
{ep-oy-kod-om-eh'-o}
From G1909 and G3618; to build upon, that is, (figuratively) to rear up.
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
let y991
[0991] Standard
βλέπω
blepo
{blep'-o}
A primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
every man 1538
{1538} Prime
ἕκαστος
hekastos
{hek'-as-tos}
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
take heed 991
{0991} Prime
βλέπω
blepo
{blep'-o}
A primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
how 4459
{4459} Prime
πῶς
pos
{poce}
Adverb from the base of G4226; an interrogitive particle of manner; in what way? (sometimes the question is indirect, how?); also as exclamation, how much!.
he buildeth y2026
[2026] Standard
ἐποικοδομέω
epoikodomeo
{ep-oy-kod-om-eh'-o}
From G1909 and G3618; to build upon, that is, (figuratively) to rear up.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
thereupon. x2026
(2026) Complement
ἐποικοδομέω
epoikodomeo
{ep-oy-kod-om-eh'-o}
From G1909 and G3618; to build upon, that is, (figuratively) to rear up.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 3:10

_ _ grace ... given unto me — Paul puts this first, to guard against seeming to want humility, in pronouncing himself “a WISE master builder,” in the clause following [Chrysostom]. The “grace” is that “given” to him in common with all Christians (1 Corinthians 3:5), only proportioned to the work which God had for him to do [Alford].

_ _ wise — that is, skilful. His skill is shown in his laying a foundation. The unskillful builder lays none (Luke 6:49). Christ is the foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11).

_ _ another — who ever comes after me. He does not name Apollos; for he speaks generally of all successors, whoever they be. His warning, “Let every man (every teacher) take heed how,” etc., refers to other successors rather than Apollos, who doubtless did not, as they, build wood, hay, etc., on the foundation (compare 1 Corinthians 4:15). “I have done my part, let them who follow me see (so the Greek for ‘take heed’) to theirs” [Bengel].

_ _ how — with what material [Alford]. How far wisely, and in builder-like style (1 Peter 4:11).

_ _ buildeth thereupon — Here the building or superstructure raised on Christ the “foundation,” laid by Paul (1 Corinthians 2:2) is not, as in Ephesians 2:20, Ephesians 2:21, the Christian Church made up of believers, the “lively stones” (1 Peter 2:5), but the doctrinal and practical teaching which the teachers who succeeded Paul, superadded to his first teaching; not that they taught what was false, but their teaching was subtle and speculative reasoning, rather than solid and simple truth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the grace of God given to me — This he premises, lest he should seem to ascribe it to himself. Let every one take heed how he buildeth thereon — That all his doctrines may be consistent with the foundation.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. (4) But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

(4) Now he speaks to the teachers themselves, who succeeded him in the church of Corinth, and in this regard to all that were after or will be pastors of congregations, seeing that they succeed into the labour of the apostles, who were planters and chief builders. Therefore he warns them first that they do not persuade themselves that they may build after their own fantasy, that is, that they may propound and set forth anything in the Church, either in matter, or in type of teaching, different from the apostles who were the chief builders.

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to the:

1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Romans 15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
Ephesians 3:2-8 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: ... Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
1 Timothy 1:11-14 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. ... And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

as a:

1 Kings 3:9-11 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? ... And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

I have:

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
Zechariah 4:9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
Romans 15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone];
Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Revelation 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

and another:

1 Corinthians 15:11-12 Therefore whether [it were] I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. ... Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Acts 18:27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:
2 Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. ... Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

But let every:

Ecclesiastes 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs.
Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am [Christ]; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
*Gr:
1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. ... And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
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— According to the grace of God which is given unto me (Paul The Apostle of Christ), as a wise masterbuilder, (I have laid The Foundation), and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

1Co 3:11 (None other Foundation) can be laid by no other man. So take heed how one builds thereupon. (previous verse). Fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

IN (John 6:28). The people asked the question about works. What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Christ's reply, "Jesus answered and said unto them,
( This is THE WORK of GOD THE FATHER), that you (BELIEVE on HIM WHOM HE HAS SENT.) (John 6:29)

Greek Text uses The Definite Article (HO) to emphasize (THE WORK OF GOD), VERY IMPORTANT.

CHRIST asked the Question of Questions "whom do men say, I THE SON OF MAN AM?", referring to Matthew 16:13. See also Gospel of John 1:1

Going back to Paul's Statement in 1st Corinthians 3:11, (The Foundation) which no other man can lay (is CHRIST JESUS (YAH-O-SHUA). Take heed how you build upon.

Aposltle Paul's statement concerning (The Foundation) He has Laid, See Phillipians 3:8.
I count all things but loss for (the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord). AMEN !

Do you know, (The Excellency of Knowing Christ)

Religions of the world have built upon Foundations (Other Than) what The Apostle Paul Has Laid. BEWARE ! !
- Chuck (9/24/2017 10:12:03 AM)
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