1 Corinthians 3:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now hee that planteth, and hee that watereth, are one: and euery man shal receiue his own reward according to his owne labour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the planter and the waterer are working for the same end: but they will have their separate rewards in the measure of their work.
- Basic English Bible

But the planter and the waterer are one; but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
- Darby Bible

Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labor.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

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

And he that plauntith, and he that moistith, ben oon; and ech schal take his owne mede, aftir his trauel.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who is planting and he who is watering are one, and each his own reward shall receive, according to his own labour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:8


3:8 But he that planteth and he that watereth are one - Which is another argument against division. Though their labours are different. they are all employed in one general work, - the saving souls. Hence he takes occasion to speak of the reward of them that labour faithfully, and the awful account to be given by all. Every man shall receive his own peculiar reward according to his own peculiar labour - Not according to his success; but he who labours much, though with small success, shall have a great reward. Has not all this reasoning the same force still? The ministers are still surely instruments in God's hand, and depend as entirely as ever on his blessing, to give the increase to their labours. Without this, they are nothing: with it, their part is so small, that they hardly deserve to be mentioned. May their hearts and hands be more united; and, retaining a due sense of the honour God doeth them in employing them, may they faithfully labour, not as for themselves, but for the great Proprietor of all, till the day come when he will reward them in full proportion to their fidelity and diligence!


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:8


1Co 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one. They have kindred work, as servants, and each will be rewarded as a servant, "according to his own labor".

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