Romans 16:19
Good News Translation
Everyone has heard of your loyalty to the gospel, and for this reason I am happy about you. I want you to be wise about what is good, but innocent in what is evil.

Contemporary English Version
I am glad that everyone knows how well you obey the Lord. But still, I want you to understand what is good and not have anything to do with evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice therefore in you. But I would have you to be wise in good and simple in evil.

New American Bible
For while your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, I want you to be wise as to what is good, and simple as to what is evil;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice therefore in you. But I would have you to be wise in good and simple in evil.

obedience.

Romans 1:8 First, I give thanks to my God, through Jesus Christ, for you all: because your faith is spoken of in the whole world.

1 Thessalonians 1:8,9 For from you was spread abroad the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and in Achaia but also in every place: your faith which is towards God, is gone forth, so that we need not to speak any thing. . . .

I am.

Ephesians 1:15-17 Wherefore, I also, hearing of your faith that is in the Lord Jesus and of your love towards all the saints, . . .

Colossians 1:3-9 Grace be to you and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. . . .

1 Thessalonians 1:2,3 Grace be to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for you all: making a remembrance of you in our prayers without ceasing, . . .

1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 But now when Timothy came to us from you and related to us your faith and charity, and that you have a good remembrance of us always, desiring to see us as we also to see you: . . .

yet.

1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, and discern between good and evil. For who shall be able to judge this people, thy people, which is so numerous? . . .

Psalm 101:2 And I will understand in the unspotted way, when thou shalt come to me. I walked in the innocence of my heart, in the midst of my house.

Isaiah 11:2,3 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. . . .

Matthew 10:16 Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.

Ephesians 1:17,18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation, in the knowledge of him: . . .

Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore, become not unwise: but understanding what is the will of God.

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray: That your charity may more and more abound in knowledge and in all understanding:

Colossians 1:9 Therefore we also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray for you and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding:

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly: in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus. . . .

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom. . . .

simple.

Luke 10:3 Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation: among whom you shine as lights in the world.

Context
Avoid Divisions
18For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent. 19For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice therefore in you. But I would have you to be wise in good and simple in evil. 20And the God of peace crush Satan under your feet speedily. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 4:22
For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Matthew 10:16
Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.

Romans 1:8
First, I give thanks to my God, through Jesus Christ, for you all: because your faith is spoken of in the whole world.

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.

1 Thessalonians 1:8
For from you was spread abroad the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and in Achaia but also in every place: your faith which is towards God, is gone forth, so that we need not to speak any thing.

Additional Translations
Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil.

For your obedience has reached to all. Therefore I rejoice over you. But I wish you to be wise to good, and innocent to evil.

For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I rejoice therefore over you: but I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple unto that which is evil.

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.

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I rejoice therefore over you: but I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple unto that which is evil.

For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

Your fidelity to the truth is everywhere known. I rejoice over you, therefore, but I wish you to be wise as to what is good, and simple-minded as to what is evil.

For your obedience has become known to all. I rejoice therefore over you. But I desire to have you wise in that which is good, but innocent in that which is evil.

for your obedience did reach to all; I rejoice, therefore, as regards you, and I wish you to be wise, indeed, as to the good, and harmless as to the evil;
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