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1 Corinthians 3:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's building.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For we are laborers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For we are God's fellow-workmen; ye are God's husbandry, God's building.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For we are, God's, fellow-workmen: ye are, God's, farm, God's building.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for of God we are fellow-workmen; God's tillage, God's building ye are.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For we are God's coadjutors. You are God's husbandry: you are God's building.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For wee are labourers together with God, ye are Gods husbandry, yee are Gods building.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For with Aloha we work; and the work of Aloha and the edifice of Aloha are you.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For we labor with God: and ye are God's husbandry, and God's edifice.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
we are 2070
{2070} Prime
ἐσμέν
esmen
{es-men'}
Frist person plural indicative of G1510; we are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
labourers together y4904
[4904] Standard
συνεργός
sunergos
{soon-er-gos'}
From a presumed compound of G4862 and the base of G2041; a co-laborer, that is, coadjutor.
with x4904
(4904) Complement
συνεργός
sunergos
{soon-er-gos'}
From a presumed compound of G4862 and the base of G2041; a co-laborer, that is, coadjutor.
God: 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
ye are 2075
{2075} Prime
ἐστέ
este
{es-teh'}
Second person plural present indicative of G1510; ye are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
God's 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
husbandry, 1091
{1091} Prime
γεώργιον
georgion
{gheh-ore'-ghee-on}
Neuter of a (presumed) derivative of G1092; cultivable, that is, a farm.
[ye are] God's 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
building. 3619
{3619} Prime
οἰκοδομή
oikodome
{oy-kod-om-ay'}
Feminine (abstraction) of a compound of G3624 and the base of G1430; architecture, that is, (concretely) a structure; figuratively confirmation.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 3:9

_ _ Translate, as the Greek collocation of words, and the emphasis on “God” thrice repeated, requires, “For (in proof that “each shall receive reward according to his own labor,” namely, from God) it is of God that we are the fellow workers (laboring with, but under, and belonging to Him as His servants, 2 Corinthians 5:20; 2 Corinthians 6:1; compare Acts 15:4; see on 1 Thessalonians 3:2) of God that ye are the field (or tillage), of God that ye are the building” [Alford]. “Building” is a new image introduced here, as suited better than that of husbandry, to set forth the different kinds of teaching and their results, which he is now about to discuss. “To edify” or “build up” the Church of Christ is similarly used (Ephesians 2:21, Ephesians 2:22; Ephesians 4:29).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 3:9

For we are all fellowlabourers — God's labourers, and fellowlabourers with each other. Ye are God's husbandry — This is the sum of what went before: it is a comprehensive word, taking in both a field, a garden, and a vineyard. Ye are God's building — This is the sum of what follows.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 3:9

For we are (e) labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building.

(e) Serving under him: now they who serve under another do nothing by their own strength, but as it is given them of grace, which grace makes them fit for that service. See (1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 3:6). All the increase that comes by their labour proceeds from God in such a way that no part of the praise of it may be given to the servant.

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we:

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
Matthew 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few;
Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with [them], and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, [as] workers together [with him], beseech [you] also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
3 John 1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

ye are God's:

Psalms 65:9-13 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, [which] is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. ... The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Psalms 72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and [they] of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
Psalms 80:8-11 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. ... She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.
Isaiah 5:1-7 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: ... For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts [is] the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Isaiah 27:2-3 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine. ... I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest [any] hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
Isaiah 28:24-29 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? ... This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, [which] is wonderful in counsel, [and] excellent in working.
Isaiah 32:20 Blessed [are] ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth [thither] the feet of the ox and the ass.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien [shall be] your plowmen and your vinedressers.
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
Matthew 13:3-9 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; ... Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 13:18-30 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. ... Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Matthew 13:36-42 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. ... And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 20:1-14 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. ... Take [that] thine [is], and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
Matthew 21:23-44 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? ... And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Mark 4:26-29 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; ... But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
John 4:35-38 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and [then] cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. ... I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. ... Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

husbandry:
or, tillage

ye are God's building:

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Psalms 118:22 The stone [which] the builders refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.
Amos 9:11-12 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: ... That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
Zechariah 6:12-13 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name [is] The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: ... Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Acts 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; ... In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Hebrews 3:3-4 For this [man] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. ... For every house is builded by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God.
Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
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Ps 65:9; 72:16; 80:8; 118:22. Is 5:1; 27:2; 28:24; 32:20; 61:3, 5, 11. Jr 2:21. Am 9:11. Zc 6:12. Mt 9:37; 13:3, 18, 36; 16:18; 20:1; 21:23. Mk 4:26; 16:20. Jn 4:35; 15:1. Ac 4:11. 1Co 3:6, 16; 6:19. 2Co 6:1, 16. Ep 2:10, 20. Col 2:7. 1Ti 3:15. He 3:3, 6. 1P 2:5. 3Jn 1:8.

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