Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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
But
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

to them that are of full age
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

use
ἕξις 
hexis 
use
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 every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 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.


Cross References

Isaiah 7:15

Curds and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

1 Corinthians 2:6

But we speak wisdom among them that are mature: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing:

Ephesians 4:13

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

1 Kings 3:9

Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this your so great a people?

Romans 14:1

Receive him that is weak in the faith, but not for passing judgment.

Genesis 3:5

For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

2 Samuel 14:17

Then your handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD your God will be with you.

1 Kings 3:11

And God said unto him, Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked for yourself long life; neither have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies; but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice;

Job 6:30

Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

Job 34:3

For the ear tests words, as the mouth tastes food.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are your words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Song of Songs 1:3

Because of the fragrance of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you.

Song of Songs 2:3

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Matthew 5:48

Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 6:22-23

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be sound, your whole body shall be full of light.

1 Corinthians 2:14-15

But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Ephesians 1:18

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Philippians 1:9-10

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Philippians 3:15

Let us therefore, as many as would be perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything you be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

Test all things; hold fast that which is good.

Job 12:11

Does not the ear test words? and the mouth taste its food?

James 3:2

For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

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