3:4 For whenever someone says, “I am with Paul,” or “I am with Apollos,” are you not merely human? 1
3:5 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. 2 3:6 I planted, 3 Apollos watered, but God caused it to grow.
1 Corinthians 3:21-23Context
3:21 So then, no more boasting about mere mortals! 4 For everything belongs to you, 3:22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. Everything belongs to you, 3:23 and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
1 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 tn Grk “and to each as the Lord gave.”
4 tn Grk “so then, let no one boast in men.”