1 Corinthians 14:20

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.

Romans 16:19

Your fidelity to the truth is everywhere known. I rejoice over you, therefore, but I wish you to be wise as to what is good, and simple-minded as to what is evil.

Romans 16:19

Your fidelity to the truth is everywhere known. I rejoice over you, therefore, but I wish you to be wise as to what is good, and simple-minded as to what is evil.

Matthew 18:3

said, "In solemn truth I tell you that unless you turn and become like little children, you will in no case be admitted into the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Hebrews 5:12-13

For although, considering the long time you have been believers, you ought now to be teachers of others, you really need some one to teach you over again the very rudiments of the truths of God, and you have come to require milk instead of solid food.

1 Peter 2:2

Thirst, like newly-born infants, for pure milk for the soul, that by it you may grow up to salvation;

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet when we are among mature believers we do speak words of wisdom; a wisdom not belonging, however, to the present age nor to the leaders of the present age who are soon to pass away.

1 Corinthians 2:6-2

Yet when we are among mature believers we do speak words of wisdom; a wisdom not belonging, however, to the present age nor to the leaders of the present age who are soon to pass away.

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet when we are among mature believers we do speak words of wisdom; a wisdom not belonging, however, to the present age nor to the leaders of the present age who are soon to pass away.

Matthew 11:25

About that time Jesus exclaimed, "I heartily praise Thee, Father, Lord of Heaven and of earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from sages and men of discernment, and hast unveiled them to babes.

Matthew 19:4

"Have you not read," He replied, "that He who made them 'made them' from the beginning 'male and female,

Mark 10:15

In solemn truth I tell you that no one who does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will by any possibility enter it."

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And as for myself, brethren, I found it impossible to speak to you as spiritual men. It had to be as to worldlings--mere babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:11

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.

Ephesians 4:14-15

So we shall no longer be babes nor shall we resemble mariners tossed on the waves and carried about with every changing wind of doctrine according to men's cleverness and unscrupulous cunning, making use of every shifting device to mislead.

Philippians 1:9

And it is my prayer that your love may be more and more accompanied by clear knowledge and keen perception, for testing things that differ,

Philippians 3:15

Therefore let all of us who are mature believers cherish these thoughts; and if in any respect you think differently, that also God will make clear to you.

Hebrews 6:1-3

Therefore leaving elementary instruction about the Christ, let us advance to mature manhood and not be continually re-laying a foundation of repentance from lifeless works and of faith in God,

2 Peter 3:18

But be always growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be all glory, both now and to the day of Eternity!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

General references

Bible References

Not

1 Corinthians 3:1
And as for myself, brethren, I found it impossible to speak to you as spiritual men. It had to be as to worldlings--mere babes in Christ.
1 Corinthians 13:11
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.
Romans 16:19
Your fidelity to the truth is everywhere known. I rejoice over you, therefore, but I wish you to be wise as to what is good, and simple-minded as to what is evil.
Ephesians 4:14
So we shall no longer be babes nor shall we resemble mariners tossed on the waves and carried about with every changing wind of doctrine according to men's cleverness and unscrupulous cunning, making use of every shifting device to mislead.
Philippians 1:9
And it is my prayer that your love may be more and more accompanied by clear knowledge and keen perception, for testing things that differ,
Hebrews 5:12
For although, considering the long time you have been believers, you ought now to be teachers of others, you really need some one to teach you over again the very rudiments of the truths of God, and you have come to require milk instead of solid food.
Hebrews 6:1
Therefore leaving elementary instruction about the Christ, let us advance to mature manhood and not be continually re-laying a foundation of repentance from lifeless works and of faith in God,
2 Peter 3:18
But be always growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be all glory, both now and to the day of Eternity!

Men

1 Corinthians 2:6
Yet when we are among mature believers we do speak words of wisdom; a wisdom not belonging, however, to the present age nor to the leaders of the present age who are soon to pass away.
Philippians 3:15
Therefore let all of us who are mature believers cherish these thoughts; and if in any respect you think differently, that also God will make clear to you.

General references

1 Corinthians 10:15
I speak as to men of sense: judge for yourselves of what I say.