1 Corinthians 14:20

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
New King James Version

Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babe s, but in understanding be mature.
New American Standard Bible

Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be babes, but in your thinking be mature.
New International Version

Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
The Amplified Bible

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

Brethren, stop becoming little children who need instruction in reasoning, but be infants in the sphere of malice, and in the sphere of the reasoning process be becoming those who are mature.
Phillips’ Modern English

My brothers, don’t be children but use your intelligence! By all means be innocent as babes as far as evil is concerned, but where your minds are concerned be full-grown men!
Williams’ Language of the People

Brothers, stop being children in intelligence (Greek, in minds), but as to evil keep on being babies; and yet as to intelligence be men of maturity.
1 Cor. 14:19 π 1 Cor. 14:21
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  1. Ephesians: Paul’s Time Capsule - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Some Bible scholars insist that Ephesians is merely a general letter for all believers - others question the authenticity of Paul’s authorship because Paul’s usual inclusion of eschatology (the study of prophesied end-times events) is absent. What is the real story and why is it so vitally important for us to understand Paul’s intent today?

  2. The Spiritual Believer Exhorted to “Judge All Things”; War On the Saints - Jesse Penn-Lewis He that is spiritual should reject all things which his spiritual judgment is unable to accept, until such a time as he is able to discern with clearness what are the things of God.

  3. True Writing Under the Hand of God; War On the Saints - Jesse Penn-Lewis In writing or speaking under the control of evil spirits, a man is not truly “spiritual,” for his spirit is not in use.
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