Hebrews 5:14

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But strong meate belongeth to them that are of full age, euen those who by reason of vse haue their senses exercised to discerne both good and euil.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But solid food is for fullgrown men, `even' those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

But of perfit men is sad mete, of hem that for custom han wittis exercisid to discrecioun of good and of yuel.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 5:14


5:14 But strong meat - These sublimer truths relating to perfection, #Heb 6:1|. Belong to them of full age, who by habit - Habit here signifies strength of spiritual understanding, arising from maturity of spiritual age. By, or in consequence of, this habit they exercise themselves in these things with ease, readiness, cheerfulness, and profit.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 5:14


Heb 5:14 Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age. When one has reached manhood we do not expect him to live on the food of babes. So a church member, as time goes on, ought to feed on "solid food" (Revised Version), the higher teaching of religion. There should be growth in knowledge. Have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. The reference here is to the faculties of the soul. A Christian ought to study, to gain a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures and especially of the New Testament to become able to teach others, and to explain the higher principles of our religion. In addition he ought to be able to discern the moral character of the environments of life, to know not only what to accept and what to reject, but how to warn his less instructed brethren.

Discussion for Hebrews 5

  • Bobby Williams
    This chapter informs us that only Jesus qualified to represent all humanity before a holy God as our great high priest. Though he suffered a physical death he didn't experience the penalty of spiritual death. Jesus's suffering and anguish as a human represented the points in which humanity suffers and he met the righteous requirements of God in his physical death but was raised in victory Rom 5-6.
  • Bill
    vs 5 "today I have begotten thee" means the firstborn. And as the firstborn son He had more of an inheritance. This is great news for those who trust in Jesus for their justification and sanctification. They will rule and reign with him in the millennial kingdom.
  • Ibrahim
    If Jesus prayed and cried out loud to the one who would save him from death and his prayers were heard and answered, it means he didn't die but God raised him up to himself alive, correct or not? Please explain it to me further more, I mean it's confusing.
  • Marcus
    I really didn't know what to think of the chapter. However, that's why am still consuming milk and not strong meat. Lord help me to grow in your word. For I am blind.
  • Geraldine cole
    Mine s I believe all the childern of the Lord Jesus Christ have felt like u so u are not along that when we need to ask our comforter the Holy Ghost to help us and lead us to all truth that is his job u no that why Jesus said he Would leave us a comforter so we must pray for the Holy Ghost if we don't have it we need to have christian friend to support us as well and know that Jesus is all ways there he said he would never leave us alone and his Angles are camp all around Us always even when we cannot feel Jesus he is right there praise the Lord Jesus for his Love always
  • Linda Faye Hudson
    I totally agree with all comments because is our higher power and can to all things and we are here to spread his gospel. There are time I feel like a baby and when I feel like needing milk I pray a little pray and ask for meat of the word to know and understand what I need do.

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