'Mature' in the Bible
Go, gather the elders of Israel together [the mature teachers and tribal leaders], and say to them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, I have surely visited you and seen that which is done to you in Egypt;
So they circulated a proclamation throughout their towns and in Jerusalem. It said, "Go out to the hill country and bring back olive branches, wild olive branches, myrtle branches, palm branches, and branches of mature trees, in order to set up tents, as has been written."
For before the harvest, when the season of budding is over, and sour grapes ripen into mature grapes, he cuts off the shoots with pruning knives, clearing away the spreading branches as he lops them off.
And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow every fruitful tree for food, whose leaf shall not fall, neither shall its fruit be lacking; it shall bring forth mature fruit in its months, because their waters come forth out of the sanctuary; and its fruit shall be for food, and its leaf for medicine.
Look! I [am] going to press [you] down in your place just as a utility cart full of mature stalks of grain [is pressed down].
"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.
As for the seed that fell among thorns, these are the ones who, when they have heard, go on their way and are choked with worries, riches, and pleasures of life, and produce no mature fruit.
But we do not know how he is now able to see, nor do we know who caused him to see. Ask him, he is a mature adult. He will speak for himself."
For this reason his parents said, "He is a mature adult, ask him.")
However, among the mature we do speak a wisdom, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let's cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit by becoming mature in our holy fear of God.
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God's Son, [growing] into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ's fullness.
Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will continue to live and be with all of you, so you will mature in the faith and know joy in it.
Not that I have already reached [the goal] or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this to you also.
We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills.
For I do not allow a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over a mature man, but to be at rest.
But solid food is for the mature-for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.
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,
But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body.