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1 Corinthians 3:1

Foundations for Living

1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to aspiritual men, but as to bmen of flesh, as to cinfants in Christ.

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1 Corinthians 3:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

1 Corinthians 3:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Dear brothers and sisters, when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

Brothers and sisters, in the past I could not talk to you as I talk to spiritual people. I had to talk to you as I would to people without the Spirit—babies in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

1 Corinthians 3:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And I, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Brothers and sisters, I couldn’t talk to you as spiritual people but as people still influenced by your corrupt nature. You were infants in your faith in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual people, but as to fleshly people, as to infants in Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:1 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Brothers and sisters, I couldn’t speak to you as if you were guided by the Holy Spirit. I had to speak to you as if you were following the ways of the world. You aren’t growing as Christ wants you to. You are still like babies.