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 for 1 Corinthians 13:11

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 for 1 Corinthians 13:11

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 13:11

  • What is 1 Corinthians vs 3 meaning or saying to me ?
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:11
    Paul is telling us to grow up. He told the Corinthians in chapter 3 that they were babes and could not handle meaningful doctrine while they were still carnally minded. Then in chapter 12 their self serving focus on the gifts was actually hindering the intended use of them which is to build up the body of Christ. He then shows them the better, mature way which is charity.

    Charity is essentially what Jesus commanded in John 13:34-35, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

    Also in John 15:12-13, "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (Which incidentally points to the Cross.)

    Ephesians 4:11-16 gives a fuller development of this necessary work of edifying the body, that we henceforth be no more children...
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:11
    Which chapter and verse? Have you found the Commentary Box on this website? You can use it for any Verse you are searching.
  • Getting Closer To Jesus - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:11
    I've told this before. Just how much Jesus loves and forgives us. He didn't do this just for me; he did it for you too.

    It's a vision. I saw Jesus still nailed to the Cross. It was lying on the Rocky ground. I was hurting immensely. Every time I told someone I had been saved: they would tell me that, anyone as evil I had been, could Not possibly get saved. They would laugh.

    My heart said that you can still make others hate you. The devil was tempting me.

    In my vision I picked up a large rock and began hitting the nails in Jesus's hands. He didn't cry or jump. He stared into my eyes and said, I Love You. Every time I struck Him, He'd say the same thing: I Love You.

    I threw away the rock and fell into His arms. I love you, my child, forever.

    The vision ended and I knew with never another doubt that Jesus loves me. He'll love you too, if He is what you want and need forever. He gives whole arm hugs. His love satisfies the inner chamber of our hearts. Whatever you need from Him; just ask Him. If you want to take a walk, He'll go with you and point out things in creation we both love.

    I was a major "freeway accident" when I met Jesus. Everything in my soul was crushed. I couldn't trust love. I couldn't receive love. I was my own worst enemy.

    Every detail I learn about Him, strengthens the bond. I read my Bible voraciously to find out everything He is. He is stronger than any element on earth and in heaven too. His will is so strong, He laid His life down; for all of humankind. And then He took His life up again. He's on a mission to rescue all those who will, to be born again.

    He's not someone who will disappear if we look gross or act up to get attention. His love covers a multitude of sins.

    Whatever your soul cries out for: allow Jesus to fill that deepest need. He will love you back into health and wholeness. The heart wants what it wants, and needs. I love that song: he walks with me and he talks with me; and tells me I am His own...
  • Kristen - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:11
    Thank you, it brought tears to my eyes, im struggling to savemy marriage and i recently found out that my husband may have gotten another pregnant. He says thas impossible because he was not with her. I need the Lord to lean on for strength. Thanks again for sharing! It is exactly what i needed to be reminded of! God Bless
  • Part Two THE HARVEST - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:11
    Luke 25

    25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity

    26 MENS' HEARTS failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

    ********

    I do not want to frighten anyone; but Satan wants to. He desires people to reject Jesus in word and deed NOW, rather than wait Till the end of the Tribulation period.

    He has released billions of demons to spark riots, violence, theft, murder, suicide, depression, Fears: of disease, the future, no jobs, no income, death, starvation, homelessness. Demons to strike fear in people's minds. Satan wants us to bail and kill ourselves. He is all of those things. He is a Hunter of Souls. He KNOWS he's going to Hell and he wants to steal souls from Jesus.

    Go on YouTube, search: spiritual warfare, and get some tools on how to beat up on demons: bind them, cast them into dry places or outer darkness. They are invisible, so don't let that throw you off. Ephesians 6

    Part of the Harvest is praying every day for that harvest to survive until scripture gets to them in time to save their souls. All lukewarm Christians will surely suffer loss of rewards in Heaven, if they intend to just sit on their salvation and do nothing for those that are perishing!

    Description of a goat: I would like to go witnessing and pray for people's salvation and healing.....But But But But But. Does that sound like a goat?

    Matthew 25:32 (Read the whole chapter)

    And before him (Jesus) shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

    Everyone should do the work of an evangelist: going, giving, praying hard for, doing the work of an evangelist:

    2 Timothy 4:5

    This website has a Prayer Request room that has people come in there every day. GO YE in there and pray for them! Don't just sit on your gifts. Are they saved?
  • Part one Working the Harvest - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:11
    John 16

    31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?

    32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

    33 These things I have spoken unto you, that IN ME ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

    I was sent in here almost a year ago. God knows my body is older now, but my Faith is rock solid towards God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit who helps us to Persist in bringing salvation to those who are perishing. I want you to hold onto what you have, and trust in what you already know. Consider...that you were chosen too. As much as Peter, John and Paul. You have a testimony of Gods Love that no one else has. It has power that the Holy Spirit will use to convince sinners that they need that Power To Live also. Mine: I was revealing a horoscope to a backslid Methodist; when the Lord sorta rolled back her face; and I was then looking into His Face. She left and I was in a "state", I cannot define really. Arrested on a "Damascus Road". He is absolutely ALIVE

    After 36 years, here I am. I believe He has picked you too. He lets us see the miseries of human life to spur us forward to show them their need for a Risen Savior. He's not out of reach. He's as close as your next breath. If you are stuffed full of scripture and stories (parables), He will use those as you are willing to give them to Jesus. He's numbered our days and recorded them in a book. We're like an army of Noah's that are loading the Ark, which is Jesus Christ.

    In addition to building the Ark, Noah preached salvation to the unbelievers. Get in the Ark. Be saved. Not everyone will pray with you for salvation. Don't internalize.

    2 Timothy 3:13 evil will wax WORSE and WORSE. Read all of 2 Timothy chapter 3 & 4:1-4.



    PART 2 on the way!
  • certain stories in the bible as some things we are told as children are believed, but as we grow into adulthood many of those beliefs wither and die in the cauldron of critical reasoning
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:11
    Hi Meade,

    Are there particular Bible stories you find hard to believe that you'd like to share? I myself have had obstacles with some stories in the past until I became aware of a new piece of information previously overlooked that explains it, which may include scientific data. If there could be another perspective that explains the difficulty would you be open to hearing it?
  • Kevin Agee on 1 Corinthians 13:11
    Is this passage really all that complicated? Well, maby not so. Keeping the parabolic context in place, the content in and of itself is cautionary a "yield sign " if you will. There will always come the Godly revelation to progress from the dependence of fleshy provisions to dependence of spiritual enlightenment.


 

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