Who is Apollos, and who is Paul, that we should be the cause of such quarrels? Why, we're only servants. Through us God caused you to believe. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us.
My job was to plant the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God, not we, who made it grow.
The ones who do the planting or watering aren't important, but God is important because he is the one who makes the seed grow.
The one who plants and the one who waters work as a team with the same purpose. Yet they will be rewarded individually, according to their own hard work.
We work together as partners who belong to God. You are God's field, God's building -- not ours.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)