English Standard Version
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.
King James Bible
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
Darby Bible Translation
I have planted; Apollos watered; but God has given the increase.
World English Bible
I planted. Apollos watered. But God gave the increase.
Young's Literal Translation
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was giving growth;
1 Corinthians 3:6 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Planted - watered - gave the increase (ἐφύτευσα - ἐπότισεν - ηὔξανεν)
The first two verbs are in the aorist tense, marking definite acts; the third is in the imperfect, marking the continued gracious agency of God, and possibly the simultaneousness of His work with that of the two preachers. God was giving the increase while we planted and watered. There is a parallel in the simultaneous work of Satan with that of the preachers of the word as indicated by the continuous presents in Matthew 13:19. See note there.
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Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures.
And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.
1 Corinthians 1:12
What I mean is that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," or "I follow Apollos," or "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ."
1 Corinthians 3:7
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
1 Corinthians 3:22
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future--all are yours,
1 Corinthians 4:15
For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?
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