“Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:20 Be not children in understanding - This is an admirable stroke of true oratory! to bring down the height of their spirits, by representing that wherein they prided themselves most, as mere folly and childishness. In wickedness be ye infants - Have all the innocence of that tender age. But in understanding be ye grown men - Knowing religion was not designed to destroy any of our natural faculties, but to exalt and improve them, our reason in particular.
1Co 14:20 Be not children in understanding. Use manly good sense and judgment in the church. To babble in an unknown tongue is like a child. Howbeit in malice be ye children. To vainly choose a course that would merely excite wonder, and not edify, would seem to partake of malice rather than love.