1 Corinthians 3:6
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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.

American Standard Version
I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have planted, Apollo watered, but God gave the increase.

English Revised Version
I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have planted, Apollos watered: but God hath given the increase.

Weymouth New Testament
I planted and Apollos watered; but it was God who was, all the time, giving the increase.

1 Corinthians 3:6 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent'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.

1 Corinthians 3:6 Parallel Commentaries

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I.

1 Corinthians 3:9,10 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building...

1 Corinthians 4:14,15 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you...

1 Corinthians 9:1,7-11 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord...

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Moreover, brothers, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand...

Acts 18:4-11 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks...

2 Corinthians 10:14,15 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you...

Apollos.

Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered also himself.

Acts 18:24,26,27 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus...

Acts 19:1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus...

God.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

Psalm 62:9,11 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance...

Psalm 92:13-15 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God...

Psalm 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.

Isaiah 55:10,11 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud...

Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth...

Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying...

Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them...

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us...

Acts 21:19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had worked among the Gentiles by his ministry.

Romans 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

2 Corinthians 3:2-5 You are our letter written in our hearts, known and read of all men...

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance...

Cross References
Acts 18:24
Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures.

Acts 19:1
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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