“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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?