An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which have the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
Treasury of Scripture
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...
1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ.
Hebrews 5:13 For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:
Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin...
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.
ContextThe Jews and the Law
17Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God, 18And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 20An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which have the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. 21You therefore which teach another, teach you not yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal? 22You that say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? you that abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege? 23You that make your boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonor you God? 24For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. 25For circumcision truly profits, if you keep the law: but if you be a breaker of the law, your circumcision is made uncircumcision. 26Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 27And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge you, who by the letter and circumcision do transgress the law? 28For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, having the form of knowledge and of truth in the law.
Darby Bible Translation
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and of truth in the law:
King James Bible
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
Young's Literal Translation
an instructor of foolish ones, a teacher of babes, having the form of the knowledge and of the truth in the law.