1 Corinthians 3:5

“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who then is Paul? and who is Apollo? but ministers by whom ye beleeued, euen as the Lord gaue to euery man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave {opportunity} to each one.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? Ministers through whom ye believed; and each as the Lord gave to him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? They are but servants who gave you the good news as God gave it to them.
- Basic English Bible

Who then is Apollos, and who Paul? Ministering servants, through whom ye have believed, and as the Lord has given to each.
- Darby Bible

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
- Webster's Bible

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are just God's servants, through whose efforts, and as the Lord granted power to each, you accepted the faith.
- Weymouth Bible

Who then is Apollos, and who is Paul, but servants through whom you believed; and each as the Lord gave to him?
- World English Bible

Thei ben mynystris of hym, to whom ye han bileuyd; and to ech man as God hath youun.
- Wycliffe Bible

Who, then, is Paul, and who Apollos, but ministrants through whom ye did believe, and to each as the Lord gave?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:5


3:5 Ministers - Or servants. By whom ye believed, as the Lord, the Master of those servants, gave to every man.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:5


1Co 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos? Their carnal-mindedness shows itself in choosing and following these human leaders. One said he was a Paulite, etc. Hence he asks, Who is Paul, or Apollos? Only ministers, servants, subordinates, agents through whom they believed on Christ. As the Lord gave to every man. Gave to Paul and Apollos power to lead you to faith.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3:5

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