New Living Translation
It's not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What's important is that God makes the seed grow.
King James Bible
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Darby Bible Translation
So that neither the planter is anything, nor the waterer; but God the giver of the increase.
World English Bible
So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.
Young's Literal Translation
so that neither is he who is planting anything, nor he who is watering, but He who is giving growth -- God;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:7 God that giveth the increase - Is all in all: without him neither planting nor watering avails.
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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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And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!
1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.
1 Corinthians 3:8
The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.
2 Corinthians 12:11
You have made me act like a fool--boasting like this. You ought to be writing commendations for me, for I am not at all inferior to these "super apostles," even though I am nothing at all.
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