Robertson's Word Pictures (NT)
I planted (egw efuteusa). First aorist active indicative of old verb futeuw. This Paul did as Luke tells us in Acts 18:1-18.
Apollos watered (Apollwv epotisen). Apollos irrigated the church there as is seen in Acts 18:24-19:1. Another aorist tense as in verse I Corinthians 3:2.
But God gave the increase (alla o qeov hucanen). Imperfect tense here (active indicative) for the continuous blessing of God both on the work of Paul and Apollos, co-labourers with God in God's field (verse I Corinthians 3:9). Reports of revivals sometimes give the glory to the evangelist or to both evangelist and pastor. Paul gives it all to God. He and Apollos cooperated as successive pastors.
Other Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) entries containing 1 Corinthians 3:6:
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