And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ.
Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly - mere infants in Christ.
However, brethren, I could not talk to you as to spiritual [men], but as to non-spiritual [men of the flesh, in whom the carnal nature predominates], as to mere infants [in the new life] in Christ [unable to talk yet! - Literally, non-speakers.]
As for myself, I also, brethren, was not able to speak to you as I would to those dominated by the Holy Spirit, but as I would to those dominated by the evil nature, as I would to those in Christ who are still immature spiritually.
I, my brothers, was unable to talk to you as spiritual men: I had to talk to you as unspiritual, as yet babies in the Christian life.
So I myself, brothers, could not deal with you as spiritual persons, but as creatures of human clay, as merely baby Christians.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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