1 Corinthians 3:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue planted, Apollo watered: but God gaue the encrease.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I did the planting, Apollos did the watering, but God gave the increase.
- Basic English Bible

*I* have planted; Apollos watered; but God has given the increase.
- Darby Bible

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

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

I planted. Apollos watered. But God gave the increase.
- World English Bible

Y plauntide, Apollo moystide, but God yaf encreessyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was giving growth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:6


1Co 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. It was Paul's work given him to plant the seed of the kingdom; it was the work of Apollos to afterwards water or cultivate the Christian plants which had come forth, but God gave the growth; gave the seed its vitality and the plant its life.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3

  • Patricia Green
    I was feeling very depressed and I read I Corinthians 3 about envy and strife and it was as if the LORD was speaking directly to me because there has been a lot of both envy and strife in my home. I am glad that I know my LORD and SAVIOR and that I can find comfort in his words. Amen
  • A disciple
    "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ." A newborn baby is a beautiful miracle of life and regeneration. The family looks with wonder at the little tiny hands and fingers and feet and toes, and the little face; and has to take very gentle care for this most helpless little person. Thank God we don't stay babies for long!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths-So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 3:10 ACCORDING TO THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH IS GIVEN UNTO ME AS A WISE MASTERBUILDER I HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATION AND ANOTHER BUILDETH THEREON BUT LET EVERY MAN TAKE HEED HOW HE BUILDETH THEREON PROVERBS 24:3 THROUGH WISDOM IS AN HOUSE BUILDED AND BY UNDERSTANDING IT IS ESTABLISHED
  • Wayne
    Ray321, You just corrected yourself. With the scripture u used.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Ray: Romans 7 is past tense, Paul is telling us who he ((was)) under sin. Paul uses the law of divorce and remarriage to show us that death is the only way to be remarried, in this case death is the way to separate from from the devil sin and be married unto Jesus to righteousness. 33 times Paul uses the letter ((I)) to show that you are in trouble if you are walking the way he did in sin.

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