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1 Corinthians 14:20

20 Brothers, do not be 1achildren in your 2understanding, but in bmalice be cbabes and in your 2understanding be 3dfull-grown.


202 Or, thinking, reasoning, mind. In Greek the word is different from the word for mind in vv. 15 and 19, which "emphasizes the distinction from ecstasy" (Vincent). This is in regard to the Corinthian believers' understanding and thinking concerning speaking in tongues. They were ecstatic in this practice and thus were childish in their understanding concerning it, not using their mind properly as a mature believer should. The apostle advised them to grow and become full-grown in their understanding, that is, in the proper use of their mind, as he had done (v. 19), in the matter of tongue-speaking.