Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 regard to 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.

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 but in the assembly I desire to speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue. 20 Brethren, be not children in your minds, but in malice be babes; but in your minds be grown men. 21 It is written in the law, By people of other tongues, and by strange lips, will I speak to this people; and neither thus will they hear me, saith the Lord.


Cross References

Romans 16:19

For your obedience has reached to all. I rejoice therefore as it regards you; but I wish you to be wise as to that which is good, and simple as to evil.

Psalm 119:99

I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.

Matthew 18:3

and said, Verily I say to you, Unless ye are converted and become as little children, ye will not at all enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Hebrews 5:12-13

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have again need that one should teach you what are the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.

1 Peter 2:2

as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may grow up to salvation,

1 Corinthians 2:6

But we speak wisdom among the perfect; but wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who come to nought.

Psalm 131:1-2

{A Song of degrees. Of David.} Jehovah, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in great matters, and in things too wonderful for me.

Isaiah 11:3

And his delight will be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;

Matthew 11:25

At that time, Jesus answering said, I praise thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes.

Matthew 19:4

But he answering said to them, Have ye not read that he who made them, from the beginning made them male and female,

Mark 10:15

Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter into it.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And I, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:11

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.

Ephesians 4:14-15

in order that we may be no longer babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of that teaching which is in the sleight of men, in unprincipled cunning with a view to systematized error;

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all intelligence,

Philippians 3:15

As many therefore as are perfect, let us be thus minded; and if ye are any otherwise minded, this also God shall reveal to you.

Hebrews 6:1-3

Wherefore, leaving the word of the beginning of the Christ, let us go on to what belongs to full growth, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and faith in God,

2 Peter 3:18

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

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