Romans 16:19
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English Standard Version
For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.

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

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Simple (ἀκεραίους)

See on harmless, Matthew 10:16.

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obedience.

Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

1 Thessalonians 1:8,9 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia...

I am.

Ephesians 1:15-17 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints...

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

1 Thessalonians 1:2,3 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers...

1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity...

yet.

1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...

Psalm 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

Isaiah 11:2,3 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might...

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

Ephesians 1:17,18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

Ephesians 5:17 Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

simple. or, harmless.

Luke 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation...

Cross References
Jeremiah 4:22
"For my people are foolish; they know me not; they are stupid children; they have no understanding. They are 'wise'--in doing evil! But how to do good they know not."

Matthew 10:16
"Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

1 Thessalonians 1:8
For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.

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