Romans 2:20
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English Standard Version
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having 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.

American Standard Version
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;

Douay-Rheims Bible
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, having the form of knowledge and of truth in the law.

English Revised Version
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;

Webster's Bible Translation
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, who hast the form of knowledge, and of the truth in the law:

Weymouth New Testament
a schoolmaster for the dull and ignorant, a teacher of the young, because in the Law you possess an outline of real knowledge and an outline of the truth:

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Vincent's Word Studies

Instructor (παιδευτὴν)

Rev., corrector. Better, because emphasizing the element of discipline or training. See on chastise, Luke 23:16.

Of babes (νηπίων)

The term used by the Jews to designate proselytes or novices. Paul uses it of one not come of legal age, Galatians 4:1.

The form - in the law (μόρφωσιν)

Not mere appearance, but the scheme, the correct embodiment of the lineaments of truth and knowledge in the law.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a teacher.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ.

Hebrews 5:13 For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

the form.

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin...

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.

Cross References
Romans 2:19
and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

Romans 3:31
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.

2 Timothy 1:13
Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

James 3:1
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

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