Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself
like a little weaned child with its mother;
I am like a little child.(A)

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Who is he[a] trying to teach?
Who is he[b] trying to instruct?
Infants[c] just weaned from milk?
Babies[d] removed from the breast?

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:9 Or He
  2. Isaiah 28:9 Or He
  3. Isaiah 28:9 Lit Those
  4. Isaiah 28:9 Lit Those

“I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted[a] and become like children,(A) you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.(B)

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  1. Matthew 18:3 Or are turned around

Paul’s Gracious Conclusion

19 The report of your obedience has reached everyone.(A) Therefore I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, yet innocent about what is evil.(B)

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14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching,(A) by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.

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12 Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the basic principles of God’s revelation again. You need milk, not solid food.(A) 13 Now everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced with the message about righteousness, because he is an infant.

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