New International Version
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
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.
Darby Bible Translation
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and of truth in the law:
World English Bible
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babies, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
An instructer of the foolish, etc. - Ye believe the Gentiles to be babes and fools when compared with yourselves; that ye alone possess the only true knowledge; that ye are the only favourites of Heaven; and that all nations must look up to you as possessing the only form of knowledge, μορφωσιν της γνωσεως, the grand scheme and draught of all true science, of every thing that is worthy to be learned: the system of eternal truth, derived from the law. If, therefore, ye act not as becomes those who have such eminent advantages, it must be to your endless disgrace and infamy.
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LibrarySeptember the Tenth Criticism and Piety
"Thinkest thou, that judgest them that do such things, that thou shalt escape?" --ROMANS ii. 1-11. That is always my peril, to assume that by being severe with others I exculpate myself. I go on to the bench, and deliver sentence upon my brother, when my proper place is in the dock. And this is the subtlety of the snare, that I regard my criticisms and condemnations of other people as signs of my own innocence. This is the last refinement in temptation, and multitudes fall before its power. The …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
Coming Judgment of the Secrets of Men
"If So be that the Spirit of God Dwell in You. Now if any Man have not the Spirit of Christ, He is None of His. "
"If we Say that we have not Sinned, we Make Him a Liar, and his Word is not in Us. "
if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.
2 Timothy 1:13
What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
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