New Living Translation
When one of you says, "I am a follower of Paul," and another says, "I follow Apollos," aren't you acting just like people of the world?
King James Bible
For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
Darby Bible Translation
For when one says, I am of Paul, and another, I of Apollos, are ye not men?
World English Bible
For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren't you fleshly?
Young's Literal Translation
for when one may say, 'I, indeed, am of Paul;' and another, 'I -- of Apollos;' are ye not fleshly?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:4 I am of Apollos - St. Paul named himself and Apollos, to show that he would condemn any division among them, even though it were in favour of himself, or the dearest friend he had in the world. Are ye not carnal - For the Spirit of God allows no party zeal.
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"We are labourers together with God; ye are God's husbandry; ye are God's building."--1 COR. iii. 9. In this passage St. Paul is rebuking the Corinthians for that spirit of party which was dividing them into followers of this or that teacher and so destroying their unity in Christ. You do not belong, he says, to Paul or to Apollos; we have no claim upon you; ye are not to be called by our name: you are God's husbandry, and God's building, not ours; we are but labourers in His service and …
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1 Corinthians 1:12
Some of you are saying, "I am a follower of Paul." Others are saying, "I follow Apollos," or "I follow Peter," or "I follow only Christ."
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn't that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren't you living like people of the world?
1 Corinthians 4:6
Dear brothers and sisters, I have used Apollos and myself to illustrate what I've been saying. If you pay attention to what I have quoted from the Scriptures, you won't be proud of one of your leaders at the expense of another.
Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning.
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