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1 Corinthians 3:4

    1 Corinthians 3:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For while one said, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not carnal?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not men?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not men?

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not men?

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 3:4

    Carnal - Of the flesh; denoting human nature.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:4

    For while one saith, I am of Paul, etc. - It was notorious that both Paul and Apollos held the same creed; between them there was not the slightest difference: when, therefore, the dissentients began to prefer the one to the other, it was the fullest proof of their carnality; because in the doctrines of these apostles there was no difference: so that what the people were captivated by must be something in their outward manner, Apollos being probably more eloquent than Paul. Their preferring one to another on such an account proved that they were carnal - led by their senses and mere outward appearances, without being under the guidance either of reason or grace. There are thousands of such people in the Christian Church to the present day. See the notes on 1 Corinthians 1:10, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 3:4

    For while one saith ...; - See the note at 1 Corinthians 1:12.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.