1 Corinthians 13:11

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When I was a childe, I spake as a childe, I vnderstood as a childe, I thought as a childe: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child: now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When I was a child, I made use of a child's language, I had a child's feelings and a child's thoughts: now that I am a man, I have put away the things of a child.
- Basic English Bible

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I reasoned as a child; when I became a man, I had done with what belonged to the child.
- Darby Bible

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
- Webster's Bible

When I was a child, I talked like a child, felt like a child, reasoned like a child: when I became a man, I put from me childish ways.
- Weymouth Bible

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things.
- World English Bible

Whanne Y was a litil child, Y spak as a litil child, Y vndurstood as a litil child, Y thouyte as a litil child; but whanne Y was maad a man, Y auoidide tho thingis that weren of a litil child.
- Wycliffe Bible

When I was a babe, as a babe I was speaking, as a babe I was thinking, as a babe I was reasoning, and when I have become a man, I have made useless the things of the babe;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:11


13:11 In our present state we are mere infants in point of knowledge, compared to what we shall be hereafter. I put away childish things - Of my own accord, willingly, without trouble.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:11


1Co 13:11 When I was a child. In these verses the change he has declared will take place is illustrated by the change from childhood to manhood. When I became a man. The speech, thoughts and feelings of the child give way to those of the man. So it will be when the church moves on from childhood to full development.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 13

  • Mark
    This Love Our Lord Teaches Us To Be Towards Others Is Miraculous In Its Self Guided By The Holy Spirit And With A Strong Desire And Earnest Prayers We His Children Will Love Others As Our Lord Does. Being Blessed To Love This Way Is And Always Will Be The Most Precious Of Life And Living. God Bless You Forever Amen.
  • Darlene Williams
    Praise God for His ability to Love!
  • Charity
    God is love. If you don't have love you don't know God, you have not the spirit. His love is truly unconditional. He is unchanging. Who knows the mind of God? Who can council him? He is our father our creator. He took his time creating us. does not a craftsman love his work. takes care of it, is mindful of it. even the angels wonder! I can go all day....My mother truly gave me that name
  • James Culton
    charity is the number source and power of GOD !!! character
  • Skip Draper
    while we are yet sinners Christ died for us...there is no greater love...we are not humanly able to give that love..that is why He Died by giving Himself up for us that we may be with him in Glory one day, Thank you so much Father God,I Love you
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Behold and look at verse 8 ! This is the end and the VICTORIOUS GATHERING OF OUR BLESSED LORDS HOLY CHURCH and BRIDE {US} a.k.a. THE KINGDOM OF GOD a.k.a. GRACE a.k.a. HOLY SPIRIT TONGUES and SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD OF GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED. BOTH JEW AND GENTILE UNITED FOREVER IN ONE, CHRIST YESHUA JESUS OUR MAJESTY KING SUPREME AMEN AND AMEN ! EXCELLENT ! SHALOM !