1 Corinthians 3:5-9 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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5 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. 5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe--as the Lord has assigned to each his task.
6 My job was to plant the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God, not we, who made it grow. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.
7 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. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
8 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. 8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.
9 We work together as partners who belong to God. You are God's field, God's building -- not ours. 9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.