also known as: baby

This is a word used of children generally (Matthew 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; Romans 2:20)

It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith and knowledge (1 Corinthians 3:1; Hebrews 5:13; 1 Peter 2:2).

In Isaiah 3:4 the word “babes” refers to a succession of weak and wicked princes who reigned over Judah from the death of Josiah downward to the destruction of Jerusalem.