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For whenever someone says, “I am with Paul,” or “I am with Apollos,” are you not merely human?[a]

What is Apollos, really? Or what is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, and each of us in the ministry the Lord gave us.[b] I planted,[c] Apollos watered, but God caused it to grow.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 3:4 tn Grk “are you not men,” i.e., (fallen) humanity without the Spirit’s influence. Here Paul does not say “walking in accordance with” as in the previous verse; he actually states the Corinthians are this. However, this is almost certainly rhetorical hyperbole.
  2. 1 Corinthians 3:5 tn Grk “and to each as the Lord gave.”
  3. 1 Corinthians 3:6 sn The expression I planted is generally taken to mean that Paul founded the church at Corinth. Later Apollos had a significant ministry there (watered). See also v. 10.

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