New Living Translation
I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren't ready for anything stronger. And you still aren't 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.
Darby Bible Translation
I have given you milk to drink, not meat, for ye have not yet been able, nor indeed are ye yet able;
World English Bible
I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren't yet ready. Indeed, not even now are you ready,
Young's Literal Translation
with milk I fed you, and not with meat, for ye were not yet able, but not even yet are ye now able,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:2 I fed you, as babes, with milk - The first and plainest truths of the gospel. So should every preacher suit his doctrine to his hearers.
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"We are labourers together with God; ye are God's husbandry; ye are God's building."--1 COR. iii. 9. In this passage St. Paul is rebuking the Corinthians for that spirit of party which was dividing them into followers of this or that teacher and so destroying their unity in Christ. You do not belong, he says, to Paul or to Apollos; we have no claim upon you; ye are not to be called by our name: you are God's husbandry, and God's building, not ours; we are but labourers in His service and …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
On the Wisdom of this World
On the Interpretation of Scripture
The Existence of Merit
"There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can't bear it now.
You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God's word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.
1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment,
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