1 Corinthians 3:1
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English Standard Version
But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.

King James Bible
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

American Standard Version
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal. As unto little ones in Christ.

English Revised Version
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
And as for myself, brethren, I found it impossible to speak to you as spiritual men. It had to be as to worldlings--mere babes in Christ.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Carnal (σαρκίνοις)

Made of flesh. See on Romans 7:14, and see on flesh, Romans 7:5.

Babes (νηπίοις)

From νη not, and ἔπος a word. Strictly, non-speakers. Compare the Latin infans. Strongly contrasted with perfect; see on 1 Corinthians 2:6.

1 Corinthians 3:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

as unto spiritual.

1 Corinthians 2:6,15 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness...

as unto carnal.

1 Corinthians 3:3,4 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men...

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are an offense to me: for you mind not the things that be of God...

Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

babes.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

Ephesians 4:13,14 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man...

1 John 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

Cross References
Romans 7:14
For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.

1 Corinthians 2:6
Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.

1 Corinthians 2:14
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 2:15
The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.

1 Corinthians 14:37
If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord.

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Ephesians 4:14
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

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