1 Corinthians 3:1

The Church and Its Leaders

1 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.

Read 1 Corinthians 3:1 Using Other Translations

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.
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.