1 Corinthians 3:8
New International Version
The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.

New Living Translation
The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.

English Standard Version
He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.

Berean Study Bible
He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the one planting and the one watering are one, and each will receive the own reward, according to the own labor.

King James Bible
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

New King James Version
Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

New American Standard Bible
Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

NASB 1995
Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

NASB 1977
Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Amplified Bible
He who plants and he who waters are one [in importance and esteem, working toward the same purpose]; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Christian Standard Bible
Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the one planting and the one watering are one in purpose, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

American Standard Version
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But whoever plants and whoever waters, they are one; and a man receives wages according to his labor.

Contemporary English Version
The one who plants is just as important as the one who waters. And each one will be paid for what they do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now he that planteth, and he that watereth, are one. And every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labour.

English Revised Version
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

Good News Translation
There is no difference between the one who plants and the one who waters; God will reward each one according to the work each has done.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The one who plants and the one who waters have the same goal, and each will receive a reward for his own work.

International Standard Version
The one who plants and the one who waters have the same goal, and each will receive a reward for his own action.

Literal Standard Version
and he who is planting and he who is watering are one, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor,

NET Bible
The one who plants and the one who waters work as one, but each will receive his reward according to his work.

New Heart English Bible
Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Weymouth New Testament
Now in aim and purpose the planter and the waterer are one; and yet each will receive his own special reward, answering to his own special work.

World English Bible
Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who is planting and he who is watering are one, and each his own reward shall receive, according to his own labour,

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Fellow Workers
7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 9For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.…

Cross References
Psalm 62:12
and loving devotion to You, O Lord. For You will repay each man according to his deeds.

Proverbs 27:18
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.

1 Corinthians 3:7
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

1 Corinthians 3:14
If what he has built survives, he will receive a reward.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

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 9:7
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 9:17
If my preaching is voluntary, I have a reward. But if it is not voluntary, I am still entrusted with a responsibility.

1 Corinthians 9:18
What then is my reward? That in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not use up my rights in preaching it.

Galatians 6:4
Each one should test his own work. Then he will have reason to boast in himself alone, and not in someone else.

Galatians 6:5
For each one should carry his own load.

2 John 1:8
Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be fully rewarded.


Treasury of Scripture

Now he that plants and he that waters are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.

he that planteth.

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

1 Corinthians 4:6
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

John 4:36-38
And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together…

and every.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

1 Corinthians 9:17,18
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me…

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.









(8) Are one.--The planter and the waterer are one in that they are both working in the same cause. "But," says the Apostle (not "and," as in our version), "each man shall receive his own reward from God, not from man, according to his labour." There is an individuality as well as a unity in the work of the ministry. This is, however, not a thing to be noticed by men, but it will be recognised by the great Master.

Verse 8. - Are one; literally, one thing. God is the sole Agent; the teachers, so far from being able to pose as rival leaders, form but one instrument in God's hand. Their relative differences shrink into insignificance when the source and objects of their ministry are considered. His own reward... his own labour. In the lower individual sphere the work of teachers shall be fairly estimated and rewarded as in the parable of the pounds and talents (comp. John 4:36; Revelation 22:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
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.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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.

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

one [ in purpose ],
ἕν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

each
ἕκαστος (hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

will be rewarded
λήμψεται (lēmpsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[his]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative 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.

own
ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

labor.
κόπον (kopon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2873: From kopto; a cut, i.e. toil, literally or figuratively; by implication, pains.


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