1 Corinthians 3:2
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English Standard Version
I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,

King James Bible
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

American Standard Version
I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it : nay, not even now are ye able;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I gave you milk to drink, not meat; for you were not able as yet. But neither indeed are you now able; for you are yet carnal.

English Revised Version
I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it: nay, not even now are ye able;

Webster's Bible Translation
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

Weymouth New Testament
I fed you with milk and not with solid food, since for this you were not yet strong enough. And even now you are not strong enough:

1 Corinthians 3:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

I fed (ἐπότισα)

Lit., I gave you to drink. An instance of the rhetorical figure zeugma, by which one verb is attached to two nouns, of which it only suits the meaning of one, but suggests a verb suitable for the other. Thus "gave to drink" is applied to meat as well as to milk. For another illustration see hindering (A.V. and Rev., forbidding), 1 Timothy 4:3.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fed.

Hebrews 5:12-14 For when for the time you ought to be teachers...

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

for.

John 16:12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Hebrews 5:11,12 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing...

Cross References
John 16:12
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Hebrews 5:12
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,

1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation--

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