New Living Translation
"Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.
King James Bible
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves.
World English Bible
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Young's Literal Translation
'Lo, I do send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves, be ye therefore wise as the serpents, and simple as the doves.
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But Gedaliah said to Johanan, "I forbid you to do any such thing, for you are lying about Ishmael."
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See, I have warned you about this ahead of time.
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Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
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