1 Corinthians 3:4

“For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For while one saieth, I am of Paul, and another, I am of Apollo, are ye not carnall?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For when one says, "I am of Paul, and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not {mere} men?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not men?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For when one says, I am of Paul; and another says, I am of Apollos; are you not talking like natural men?
- Basic English Bible

For when one says, *I* am of Paul, and another, *I* of Apollos, are ye not men?
- Darby Bible

For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
- Webster's Bible

For when some one says, "I belong to Paul," and another says, "I belong to Apollos," is not this the way men of the world speak?
- Weymouth Bible

For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren't you fleshly?
- World English Bible

For whanne summe seith, Y am of Poul, another, But Y am of Apollo, whethir ye ben not men? What therfor is Apollo, and what Poul?
- Wycliffe Bible

for when one may say, `I, indeed, am of Paul;' and another, `I -- of Apollos;' are ye not fleshly?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:4


3:4 I am of Apollos - St. Paul named himself and Apollos, to show that he would condemn any division among them, even though it were in favour of himself, or the dearest friend he had in the world. Are ye not carnal - For the Spirit of God allows no party zeal.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:4


1Co 3:4 While one saith, I am of Paul, etc. The fact that they are divided by following different human leaders, instead of all following Christ, demonstrated that they were yet carnal.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 3

  • Patricia Green
    I was feeling very depressed and I read I Corinthians 3 about envy and strife and it was as if the LORD was speaking directly to me because there has been a lot of both envy and strife in my home. I am glad that I know my LORD and SAVIOR and that I can find comfort in his words. Amen
  • A disciple
    "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ." A newborn baby is a beautiful miracle of life and regeneration. The family looks with wonder at the little tiny hands and fingers and feet and toes, and the little face; and has to take very gentle care for this most helpless little person. Thank God we don't stay babies for long!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths-So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 3:10 ACCORDING TO THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH IS GIVEN UNTO ME AS A WISE MASTERBUILDER I HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATION AND ANOTHER BUILDETH THEREON BUT LET EVERY MAN TAKE HEED HOW HE BUILDETH THEREON PROVERBS 24:3 THROUGH WISDOM IS AN HOUSE BUILDED AND BY UNDERSTANDING IT IS ESTABLISHED
  • Wayne
    Ray321, You just corrected yourself. With the scripture u used.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Ray: Romans 7 is past tense, Paul is telling us who he ((was)) under sin. Paul uses the law of divorce and remarriage to show us that death is the only way to be remarried, in this case death is the way to separate from from the devil sin and be married unto Jesus to righteousness. 33 times Paul uses the letter ((I)) to show that you are in trouble if you are walking the way he did in sin.

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