1 Corinthians 3:3

“For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For ye are yet carnall: for whereas there is among you enuying, and strife, and diuisions, are ye not carnall, and walke as men?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because you are still in the flesh: for when there is envy and division among you, are you not still walking after the way of the flesh, even as natural men?
- Basic English Bible

for ye are yet carnal. For whereas [there are] among you emulation and strife, are ye not carnal, and walk according to man?
- Darby Bible

For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
- Webster's Bible

you are still unspiritual. For so long as jealousy and strife continue among you, can it be denied that you are unspiritual and are living and acting like mere men of the world?
- Weymouth Bible

for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly, and don't you walk in the ways of men?
- World English Bible

For while strijf is among you, whether ye ben not fleischli, and ye gon aftir man?
- Wycliffe Bible

for yet ye are fleshly, for where [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not fleshly, and in the manner of men do walk?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:3


3:3 For while there is among you emulation in your hearts, strife in your words, and actual divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk according to men - As mere men; not as Christians, according to God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:3


1Co 3:3 Ye are yet carnal. Hence, still not spiritual enough to receive the higher teaching, the "hidden wisdom" (1Co 2:7), the meat. For whereas [there is] among you . . . divisions. The proof that they were yet carnal was the existence of divisions in the church. Are ye not carnal, and walk as men? Exhibit the jealous and discordant spirit characteristic of men of the world.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3:3

  • A state of carnality regardless of duration is a possibility, according to the Scriptures. In an Old Testament sense, think of King Saul, who was saved but carnal. Think of Lot and Solomon, who were saved but carnal. In the New Testament, think of Ananias and Sapphira. God took their lives! Think of Peter who was carnal for a time. Think of Demas who forsook Paul and left the ministry in pursuit of worldliness. Think of those in 1 Cor. 11 who were carnal and partook of the Lord s table unworthily, and God killed them. They were carnal for the rest of their lives! Cr. James Hollandsworth Unsalty Christians

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