1 Corinthians 3:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue fed you with milke, and not with meate: for hitherto yee were not able to beare it, neither yet now are ye able.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able {to receive it.} Indeed, even now you are not yet able,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able `to bear it': nay, not even now are ye able;
- American Standard Version (1901)

I gave you milk and not meat, because you were, then, unable to take it, and even now you are not able;
- Basic English Bible

I have given you milk to drink, not meat, for ye have not yet been able, nor indeed are ye yet able;
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

I fed you with milk and not with solid food, since for this you were not yet strong enough. And even now you are not strong enough:
- Weymouth Bible

I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren't yet ready. Indeed, not even now are you ready,
- World English Bible

as to litle children in Crist, Y yaf to you mylk drynke, not mete; for ye myyten not yit, nether ye moun now, for yit ye ben fleischli.
- Wycliffe Bible

with milk I fed you, and not with meat, for ye were not yet able, but not even yet are ye now able,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:2


3:2 I fed you, as babes, with milk - The first and plainest truths of the gospel. So should every preacher suit his doctrine to his hearers.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:2


1Co 3:2 I have fed you with milk. When he was at Corinth he treated them as babes, teaching them the simple, rudimentary principles. "Milk" is metaphorically simple teaching. And not with meat. Stronger and deeper doctrines. In the school of Christ, like all others, the teaching must be adapted to the advancement of the learner.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3:2

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