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“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)
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) - Compare to scan of original 1 Corinthians chapter 13
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 the things of a child.
- Douay Rheims 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
Kevin Agee's comment on 2015-03-26 00:45:17:
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.
Mr.William Brooks's comment on 2015-01-20 16:18:39:
Its saying to me... 2 Me!!! We all are blind to who he is GOD His son Jesus Christ like children to Santa Claus... When I was blind to the truth I spoke as a child acted as a child and even thought as one... Now that I 'm born again and know who our Lord and Savior is I became a Man Put my sinful ways behind me... Alot of us grown folks are still children because we haven 't learned the basic instructions before we leave earth... We All Are GODS Children
Moses Njenga's comment on 2014-08-07 20:38:25:
There is time for everything, time to be a child bottle feeding, diapers and demanding all attention and when that is over, by the mercies of GOD grow up!
Olabode's comment on 2014-08-07 04:05:48:
Before i encounter Christ, my knowledge about him is limited. But now i am rooted him, there are something i was doing then that i cannot do now.
Eric Trent's comment on 2013-11-09 19:09:28:
That we no longer need to be as babes on the sincere milk of the word but that we need to grow up and die to self and our way of thinking.
John Smith's comment on 2013-05-14 04:35:24:
This means when I was a babe in Christ It was obvious by my actions but now that I am a mature Christian and understand the word of God I act like it. My actions should show my maturity. This can fit both the natural person and the spiritual.
Georgia's comment on 2012-10-08 12:21:13:
Ayanda Dube's comment on 2012-09-10 12:04:27:
Learn it, live it, love it.
Alexander Christian's comment on 2011-08-23 16:04:19:
Very well, that means NO that abominable creature in the Kingdom of Heaven.
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