Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

King James Version

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

Holman Bible

Brothers, don't be childish in your thinking, but be infants in evil and adult in your thinking.

International Standard Version

Brothers, stop being childish in your thinking. Be like infants with respect to evil, but think like adults.

A Conservative Version

Brothers, become not children in your thoughts. Instead be childlike in wickedness, but in your thoughts become mature.

American Standard Version

Brethren, be not children in mind: yet in malice be ye babes, but in mind be men.

Amplified

Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men].

An Understandable Version

Brothers, do not be children in the way you think, but be babies in wrongdoing; yet be mature in your thinking.

Anderson New Testament

Brethren, be not children in understanding: yet, in malice, be childlike; but, in understanding, be full-grown men.

Bible in Basic English

My brothers, do not be children in mind: in evil be as little children, but in mind be of full growth.

Common New Testament

Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; be infants in evil, but in thinking be mature.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Brethren, be not childish in understanding: be as innocent as babes, but use your understanding like men.

Darby Translation

Brethren, be not children in your minds, but in malice be babes; but in your minds be grown men.

Godbey New Testament

Brethren, be not children in intellect: but be infants in evil, but be perfect in intellect.

Goodspeed New Testament

Brothers, you must not be children mentally. In evil be babies, but mentally be mature.

John Wesley New Testament

Brethren, be not children in understanding: in wickedness be ye as infants, but in understanding be ye grown men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Brothers, be not children in understanding, howbeit in malice be ye children; but in understanding be perfect.

Julia Smith Translation

Brethren, be not children in reflection: but in wickedness act like children, and in reflection be ye perfected.

King James 2000

Brethren, be not children in understanding: but in malice be children, but in understanding be men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Brothers, do not become children in [your] understanding, but with respect to wickedness be as a child, and in [your] understanding be mature.

Modern King James verseion

Brothers, do not be children in your minds, but in malice be like infants, and in your minds be mature.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Brethren, be not children in wit. Howbeit, as concerning maliciousness be children: but in wit be perfect.

Moffatt New Testament

Brothers, do not be children in the sphere of intelligence; in evil be mere infants, but be mature in your intelligence.

Montgomery New Testament

Brothers, do not become children in understanding; be babes in malice, but in understanding become mature men.

NET Bible

Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking. Instead, be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

New Heart English Bible

Brothers, do not be children in thoughts, yet in malice be babies, but in thoughts be mature.

Noyes New Testament

Brethren, do not become children in understanding; yet in malice be children, but in understanding be men.

Sawyer New Testament

Brothers, be not children in understanding, but in malice be children, and in understanding be perfect men.

The Emphasized Bible

Brethren! do not become children, in your understandings; but, in baseness, become babes, while, in your understandings, ye become, full-grown.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Brethren, be not children in your minds: though in naughtiness be ye children, but in your minds be men complete.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Brothers, do not show yourselves children in understanding. In wickedness be infants, but in understanding show yourselves men.

Webster

Brethren, be not children in understanding: yet in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

Weymouth New Testament

Brethren, do not prove yourselves to be children in your minds. As regards evil, indeed, be utter babes, but as regards your minds prove yourselves to be men of ripe years.

Williams New Testament

Brothers, stop being children in intelligence, but as to evil keep on being babies; and yet as to intelligence be men of maturity.

World English Bible

Brothers, don't be children in thoughts, yet in malice be babies, but in thoughts be mature.

Worrell New Testament

Brethren, do not be children in mind; yet in evil be babes, but in mind be full-grown.

Worsley New Testament

My brethren, be not children in sense: but in malice be infants, and in your judgements shew yourselves to be men.

Youngs Literal Translation

Brethren, become not children in the understanding, but in the evil be ye babes, and in the understanding become ye perfect;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

be
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531
Usage: 531

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

παιδίον 
Paidion 
Usage: 35

φρήν 
Phren 
φρήν 
Phren 
Usage: 2
Usage: 2

ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

in malice
κακία 
Kakia 
Usage: 10

be ye children
νηπιάζω 
Nepiazo 
be a child
Usage: 1

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

19 however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue. 20 Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature. 21 In the Law it is written, "BY MEN OF STRANGE TONGUES AND BY THE LIPS OF STRANGERS I WILL SPEAK TO THIS PEOPLE, AND EVEN SO THEY WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME," says the Lord.


Cross References

Romans 16:19

For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

Psalm 119:99

I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.

Matthew 18:3

and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Hebrews 5:12-13

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

1 Peter 2:2

like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;

Psalm 131:1-2

O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.

Isaiah 11:3

And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.

Matthew 19:4

And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,

Mark 10:15

"Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:11

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.

Ephesians 4:14-15

As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

Philippians 3:15

Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;

Hebrews 6:1-3

Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

2 Peter 3:18

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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