1 Corinthians 3:6
New International Version
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.

New Living Translation
I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.

English Standard Version
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

Berean Study Bible
I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.

Berean Literal Bible
I planted, Apollos watered, but God kept it growing.

New American Standard Bible
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.

King James Bible
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Christian Standard Bible
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

Contemporary English Version
I planted the seeds, Apollos watered them, but God made them sprout and grow.

Good News Translation
I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plant, but it was God who made the plant grow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

International Standard Version
I planted, Apollos watered, but God kept everything growing.

NET Bible
I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused it to grow.

New Heart English Bible
I planted. Apollos watered. But God made it grow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I planted and Apollo watered but God made it grow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I planted, and Apollos watered, but God made it grow.

New American Standard 1977
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.

King James 2000 Bible
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
I have planted; Apollos watered; but God has given 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.

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;
Study Bible
God's Fellow Workers
5What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, as the Lord has assigned to each his role. 6I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.…
Cross References
Acts 18:24
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, well versed in the Scriptures.

Acts 19:1
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the interior and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples

1 Corinthians 1:12
What I mean is this: Individuals among you are saying, "I follow Paul," "I follow Apollos," "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 makes things grow.

1 Corinthians 3:22
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. All of them belong to you,

1 Corinthians 4:15
Even if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord?

1 Corinthians 9:7
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not drink of its milk?

1 Corinthians 15:1
Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, and in which you stand firm.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not in vain. No, I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

2 Corinthians 10:14
We are not overstepping our bounds, as if we had not come to you. Indeed, we were the first to reach you with the gospel of Christ.

Ephesians 3:17
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Treasury of Scripture

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

I.

1 Corinthians 3:9,10
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye 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 ye my work in the Lord? …

Apollos.

Proverbs 11:25
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth 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: and finding certain disciples,

God.

1 Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto 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 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.

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, they are altogether lighter than vanity…







Lexicon
I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

planted [the seed]
ἐφύτευσα (ephyteusa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5452: To plant, set. From a derivative of phuo; to set out in the earth, i.e. Implant; figuratively, to instil doctrine.

[and] Apollos
Ἀπολλῶς (Apollōs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 625: Apollos, a Jew of Alexandria. Probably from the same as Apollonia; Apollos, an Israelite.

watered [it],
ἐπότισεν (epotisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4222: To cause to drink, give to drink; irrigate, water. From a derivative of the alternate of pino; to furnish drink, irrigate.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

made [ it ] grow.
ηὔξανεν (ēuxanen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 837: (a) I cause to increase, become greater (b) I increase, grow. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow, i.e. Enlarge.
(6) I have planted, Apollos watered.--By an image borrowed from the processes of agriculture the Apostle explains the relation in which his teaching stood to that of Apollos--and how all the results were from God. This indication of St. Paul having been the founder, and Apollos the subsequent instructor, of the Corinthian Church, is in complete harmony with what we read of the early history of that Church in Acts 18:27; Acts 19:1. After St. Paul had been at Corinth (Acts 18:1), Apollos, who had been taught by Aquila and Priscilla at Ephesus, came there and "helped them much which had already believed."

Verse 6. - I planted. St. Paul everywhere recognized that his gift lay pre eminently in the ability to found Churches (comp. Acts 18:1-11; 1 Corinthians 4:15; 1 Corinthians 9:1; 1 Corinthians 15:1). Apollos watered. If, as is now generally believed, Apollos wrote the Epistle to the Hebrews, we see how striking was his power of strengthening the faith of wavering Churches. Eloquence and a deep insight into the meaning of Scripture, enriched by Alexandrian culture, seem to have been his special endowments (Acts 18:24, 27). The reference of the word "watered" to baptism by Augustine (Ep. 48) is one of the numberless instances of Scripture distorted by ecclesiasticism. God gave the increase (comp. 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 3:5). The thought of every true teacher always is, "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name give the praise" (Psalm 115:1). 3:5-9 The ministers about whom the Corinthians contended, were only instruments used by God. We should not put ministers into the place of God. He that planteth and he that watereth are one, employed by one Master, trusted with the same revelation, busied in one work, and engaged in one design. They have their different gifts from one and the same Spirit, for the very same purposes; and should carry on the same design heartily. Those who work hardest shall fare best. Those who are most faithful shall have the greatest reward. They work together with God, in promoting the purposes of his glory, and the salvation of precious souls; and He who knows their work, will take care they do not labour in vain. They are employed in his husbandry and building; and He will carefully look over them.
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