1 Corinthians 3:2

2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.

1 Corinthians 3:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 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.
ESV
2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,
NLT
2 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,
MSG
2 capable of nothing much more than nursing at the breast. Well, then, I'll nurse you since you don't seem capable of anything more.
CSB
2 I fed you milk, not solid food, because you were not yet able to receive it. In fact, you are still not able,

1 Corinthians 3:2 In-Context

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.
2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?
4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings?
5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Peter 2:2
  • 2. John 16:12
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