And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ.
Treasury of Scripture
as unto spiritual.
1 Corinthians 2:6,15 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...
Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness...
as unto carnal.
1 Corinthians 3:3,4 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men...
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...
Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are an offense to me: for you mind not the things that be of God...
Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.
Ephesians 4:13,14 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man...
1 John 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
ContextPaul and Apollos God's Fellow Workers
1And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ. 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for till now you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able. 3For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men? 4For while one said, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not carnal? 5Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7So then neither is he that plants any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase. 8Now he that plants and he that waters are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ.
AND I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal. As unto little ones in Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
And I, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ.
King James Bible
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
Young's Literal Translation
And I, brethren, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly -- as to babes in Christ;