1 Corinthians 3:9

“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wee are labourers together with God, ye are Gods husbandry, yee are Gods building.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's building.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we are workers with God: you are God's planting, God's building.
- Basic English Bible

For we are God's fellow-workmen; ye are God's husbandry, God's building.
- Darby Bible

For we are laborers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
- Webster's Bible

Apollos and I are simply fellow workers for and with God, and you are *God's* field-- *God's* building.
- Weymouth Bible

For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's farming, God's building.
- World English Bible

For we ben the helperis of God; ye ben the erthetiliyng of God, ye ben the bildyng of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for of God we are fellow-workmen; God's tillage, God's building ye are.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:9


3:9 For we are all fellowlabourers - God's labourers, and fellowlabourers with each other. Ye are God's husbandry - This is the sum of what went before: it is a comprehensive word, taking in both a field, a garden, and a vineyard. Ye are God's building - This is the sum of what follows.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:9


1Co 3:9 For we are labourers together with God. The ASV gives the true meaning: "For we are God's fellow-workers". They, he and Apollos, were fellow-laborers belonging to God (of God, not with God). They were fellow-laborers with each other, of God. Ye are God's husbandry. ".Husbandry" is obscure. The Greek word "georgion" means "tilled land". The Corinthian church was God's "field" in which they labored. [Ye are] God's building. The figure is now changed. Paul and Apollos are God's builders, and the church is the building they build. The leading idea is that they are only God's employees. How can Paul have a party, then, and Apollos another, when they are only employees of God?

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.