Hebrews 5:14



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

King James Version

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Holman Bible

But solid food is for the mature-for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.

International Standard Version

But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

A Conservative Version

But solid food is for mature men, those having their sensibilities trained through practice for the discernment of both good and evil.

American Standard Version

But solid food is for fullgrown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.

Amplified

But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.

An Understandable Version

But "solid food" is for mature people, who because of using their [spiritual] senses, have become able to distinguish good from evil.

Anderson New Testament

But strong food belongs to those who are of mature age, who, by use, have their internal senses exercised to the discerning of both good and evil.

Bible in Basic English

But solid food is for men of full growth, even for those whose senses are trained by use to see what is good and what is evil.

Common New Testament

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their sense trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

Daniel Mace New Testament

such solid nourishment is only fit for such as are arriv'd at their full growth and strength, whose senses have been exercis'd in distinguishing what is good, and what is prejudicial.

Darby Translation

but solid food belongs to full-grown men, who, on account of habit, have their senses exercised for distinguishing both good and evil.

Godbey New Testament

but solid food belongs to the perfect, those having their senses disciplined by use unto the discernment both of the good and the evil.

Goodspeed New Testament

But full-grown men have a right to solid food, for their faculties are trained by practice to distinguish right and wrong.

John Wesley New Testament

But strong meat belongeth to them of full age, to them who have their senses exercised by habit to discern both good and evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But strong food belongs to those that are perfect, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Julia Smith Translation

And firm food is of the perfected, of them by habit having the senses exercised for the separation of good and evil.

King James 2000

But solid food belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have trained their faculties for the distinguishing of both good and evil.

Modern King James verseion

But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, even those who because of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But strong meat belongeth to them that are perfect, which through custom have their wits exercised, to judge both good and evil also.

Moffatt New Testament

Whereas solid food is for the mature, for those who have their faculties trained by exercise to distinguish good and evil.)

Montgomery New Testament

But solid food is for adults, that is, for those who by constant practise have their faculties trained to discriminate between good and evil.

NET Bible

But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.

New Heart English Bible

But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.

New simplified Bible

But solid food belongs to mature people. It belongs to those who by reason of use have their senses trained to know the difference between good and evil.

Noyes New Testament

but solid food belongs to those who are of full age, who by use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Sawyer New Testament

but solid food is for the perfect, having their perceptive faculties exercised by practice to distinguish both good and evil.

The Emphasized Bible

But, to such as are mature, pertaineth, the strong food, to them who, by reason of habit, have their organs of perception well trained for discriminating both good and evil.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But solid nourishment is proper for grown men, even as many as by habit have their organs of perception exercised for the discernment both of good and evil.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But 'solid food' is for Christians of mature faith--those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish right from wrong.

Webster

But strong food belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Weymouth New Testament

Such persons are mere babes. But solid food is for adults--that is, for those who through constant practice have their spiritual faculties carefully trained to distinguish good from evil.

Williams New Testament

But solid food belongs to full-grown men who on account of constant use have their faculties trained to distinguish good and evil.

World English Bible

But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.

Worrell New Testament

but solid food is for full-grown men, who by practice have their senses trained for the discernment both of good and evil.

Worsley New Testament

but firm food is for persons come to age, who by habit have their senses exercised to a discernment both of good and evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

and of perfect men is the strong food, who because of the use are having the senses exercised, unto the discernment both of good and of evil.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

στερεός 
Stereos 
Usage: 4

τροφή 
Trophe 
meat , food , some meat , not tr
Usage: 12

ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

by reason of
διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

ἕξις 
hexis 
Usage: 1

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

αἰσθητήριον 
Aistheterion 
Usage: 1

γυμνάζω 
Gumnazo 
Usage: 4

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

διάκρισις 
Diakrisis 
Usage: 3

τε 
Te 
and , both , then , whether , even , also , not tr s
Usage: 170

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

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Advanced Teaching Hindered By Immaturity

13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.


Cross References

Isaiah 7:15

"He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;

Ephesians 4:13

until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

1 Kings 3:9

"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

Romans 14:1

Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.

Genesis 3:5

"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

2 Samuel 14:17

"Then your maidservant said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king be comforting, for as the angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and evil. And may the LORD your God be with you.'"

1 Kings 3:11

God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,

Job 6:30

"Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern calamities?

Job 34:3

"For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Song of Songs 1:3

"Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, Your name is like purified oil; Therefore the maidens love you.

Song of Songs 2:3

"Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men In his shade I took great delight and sat down, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Matthew 5:48

"Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 6:22-23

"The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.

1 Corinthians 2:14-15

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

Ephesians 1:18

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Philippians 1:9-10

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

Philippians 3:15

Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;

1 Thessalonians 5:21

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

Job 12:11

"Does not the ear test words, As the palate tastes its food?

James 3:2

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.



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