1 Corinthians 3:7
New International Version
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

New Living Translation
It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.

English Standard Version
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

Berean Study Bible
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

Berean Literal Bible
So neither the one planting nor the one watering is anything, but only God, the One giving growth.

King James Bible
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

New King James Version
So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.

New American Standard Bible
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.

NASB 1995
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.

NASB 1977
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.

Amplified Bible
So neither is the one who plants nor the one who waters anything, but [only] God who causes the growth.

Christian Standard Bible
So, then, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

American Standard Version
So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore he who plants is nothing, neither is he who waters anything, but God who gives growth.

Contemporary English Version
What matters isn't those who planted or watered, but God who made the plants grow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, neither he that planteth is any thing, nor he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

English Revised Version
So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Good News Translation
The one who plants and the one who waters really do not matter. It is God who matters, because he makes the plant grow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is important because [only] God makes it grow.

International Standard Version
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is significant, but God, who keeps everything growing, is the one who matters.

Literal Standard Version
so that neither is he who is planting anything, nor he who is watering, but He who is giving growth—God;

NET Bible
So neither the one who plants counts for anything, nor the one who waters, but God who causes the growth.

New Heart English Bible
So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who makes it grow.

Weymouth New Testament
So that neither the planter nor the waterer is of any importance. God who gives the increase is all in all.

World English Bible
So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.

Young's Literal Translation
so that neither is he who is planting anything, nor he who is watering, but He who is giving growth -- God;

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Fellow Workers
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. 8He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.…

Cross References
Psalm 90:17
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish for us the work of our hands--yes, establish the work of our hands!

1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.

1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.

2 Corinthians 12:11
I have become a fool, but you drove me to it. In fact, you should have commended me, since I am in no way inferior to those "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.


Treasury of Scripture

So then neither is he that plants any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase.

1 Corinthians 13:2
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Psalm 115:1
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

Isaiah 40:17
All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.









(7) Any thing--i.e., "anything worth mentioning" (1Corinthians 10:19; Galatians 2:6; Galatians 6:3).

Verse 7. - Anything. The planter and the waterer are nothing by comparison. They could do nothing without Christ's aid (John 15:16), and were nothing in themselves (2 Corinthians 12:11). But God that giveth the increase. The human instruments are nothing, but God is everything, because, apart from him, no result would follow.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
ὥστε (hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

neither
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

he who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

plants
φυτεύων (phyteuōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5452: To plant, set. From a derivative of phuo; to set out in the earth, i.e. Implant; figuratively, to instil doctrine.

nor
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

he who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

waters
ποτίζων (potizōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4222: To cause to drink, give to drink; irrigate, water. From a derivative of the alternate of pino; to furnish drink, irrigate.

is
ἐστίν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

anything,
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

but [only]
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

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

who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

makes [things] grow.
αὐξάνων (auxanōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 837: (a) I cause to increase, become greater (b) I increase, grow. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow, i.e. Enlarge.


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