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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Corinthians 3:6


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    King James Bible - 1 Corinthians 3:6

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

    World English Bible

    I planted. Apollos watered. But God gave the increase.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Corinthians 3:6

    I have planted, Apollo watered, but God gave the increase.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    I have planted, Apollos watered: but God hath given the increase.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    εγω
    1473 P-1NS εφυτευσα 5452 5656 V-AAI-1S απολλως 625 N-NSM εποτισεν 4222 5656 V-AAI-3S αλλ 235 CONJ ο 3588 T-NSM θεος 2316 N-NSM ηυξανεν 837 5707 V-IAI-3S

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    VERSE (6) -
    :9,10; 4:14,15; 9:1,7-11; 15:1-11 Ac 18:4-11 2Co 10:14,15

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:6

    Yo plant, Apolos reg; mas Dios ha dado el crecimiento.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Corinthians 3:6

    Verse 6. I have
    planted] I first sowed the seed of the Gospel at Corinth, and in the region of Achaia.

    Apollos watered] Apollos came after me, and, by his preachings and exhortations, watered the seed which I had sowed; but God gave the increase. The seed has taken root, has sprung up, and borne much fruit; but this was by the especial blessing of God. As in the natural so in the spiritual world; it is by the especial blessing of God that the grain which is sown in the ground brings forth thirty, sixty, or a hundred fold: it is neither the sower nor the waterer that produces this strange and inexplicable multiplication; it is God alone. So it is by the particular agency of the Spirit of God that even good seed, sown in good ground, the purest doctrine conveyed to the honest heart, produces the salvation of the soul.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. I have planted , etc.] That is, ministerially; otherwise the planting of souls in Christ, and the implanting of grace in them, are things purely divine, and peculiar to God, and the power of his grace; but his meaning is, that he was at Corinth, as in other places, the first that preached the Gospel to them; and was an instrument of the conversion of many souls, and of laying the foundation, and of raising and forming a Gospel church state, and of planting them in it; Apollos watered ; he followed after, and his ministry was blessed for edification; he was a means of carrying on the superstructure, and of building up souls in faith and holiness, and of making them fruitful in every good word and work: each minister of the Gospel has his proper gifts, work, and usefulness; some are planters, others waterers; some are employed in hewing down the sturdy oaks, and others in squaring and fitting, and laying them in the building; some are Boanergeses, sons of thunder, and are mostly useful in conviction and conversion; and others are Barnabases, sons of consolation, who are chiefly made use of in comforting and edifying the saints: but God gave the increase: for as the gardener may put his plants into the earth, and water them when he has so done, but cannot cause them to grow, this is owing to a divine blessing; and as the husbandman tills his ground, casts the seed into it, and waits for the former and latter rain, but cannot cause it to spring up, or increase to perfection, this is done by a superior influence; so ministers of the Gospel plant and water, cast in the seed of the word, preach the Gospel, but all the success is from the Lord; God only causes it to spring up and grow; it is he that gives it its increasing, spreading, fructifying virtue and efficacy.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 5-9 - The
    ministers about whom the Corinthians contended, were onl instruments used by God. We should not put ministers into the place of God. He that planteth and he that watereth are one, employed by on Master, trusted with the same revelation, busied in one work, an engaged in one design. They have their different gifts from one and the same Spirit, for the very same purposes; and should carry on the sam design heartily. Those who work hardest shall fare best. Those who ar most faithful shall have the greatest reward. They work together with God, in promoting the purposes of his glory, and the salvation of precious souls; and He who knows their work, will take care they do no labour in vain. They are employed in his husbandry and building; and He will carefully look over them.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    εγω
    1473 P-1NS εφυτευσα 5452 5656 V-AAI-1S απολλως 625 N-NSM εποτισεν 4222 5656 V-AAI-3S αλλ 235 CONJ ο 3588 T-NSM θεος 2316 N-NSM ηυξανεν 837 5707 V-IAI-3S

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    6.
    Planted - watered - gave the increase (efuteusa - epotisen - huxanen). The first two verbs are in the aorist tense, marking definite acts; the third is in the imperfect, marking the continued gracious agency of God, and possibly the simultaneousness of His work with that of the two preachers. God was giving the increase while we planted and watered. There is a parallel in the simultaneous work of Satan with that of the preachers of the word as indicated by the continuous presents in Matthew xiii. 19. See note there.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    3:6 {I
    planted} (egw efuteusa). First aorist active indicative of old verb futeuw. this Paul did as Luke tells us in #Ac 18:1-18. {Apollos watered} (apollws epotisen). Apollos irrigated the church there as is seen in #Ac 18:24-19:1. Another aorist tense as in verse #2. {But God gave the increase} (alla ho qeos euxanen). Imperfect tense here (active indicative) for the continuous blessing of God both on the work of Paul and Apollos, co-laborers with God in God's field (verse #9). Reports of revivals sometimes give the glory to the evangelist or to both evangelist and pastor. Paul gives it all to God. He and Apollos cooperated as successive pastors.


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