Hebrews 5:13

“For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For euery one that vseth milke, is vnskilful in the word of righteousnes: for he is a babe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For everyone who partakes {only} of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For every one that partaketh of milk is without experience of the word of righteousness; for he is a babe.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For everyone who takes milk is without experience of the word of righteousness: he is a child.
- Basic English Bible

For every one that partakes of milk [is] unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe;
- Darby Bible

For every one that useth milk, is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
- Webster's Bible

By people who live on milk I mean those who are imperfectly acquainted with the teaching concerning righteousness.
- Weymouth Bible

For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.
- World English Bible

For ech that is parcenere of mylk, is with out part of the word of riytwisnesse, for he is a litil child.
- Wycliffe Bible

for every one who is partaking of milk [is] unskilled in the word of righteousness -- for he is an infant,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 5:13


5:13 Every one that useth milk - That neither desires, nor can digest, anything else: otherwise strong men use milk; but not milk chiefly, and much less that only. Is unexperienced in the word of righteousness - The sublimer truths of the gospel. Such are all who desire and can digest nothing but the doctrine of justification and imputed righteousness.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 5:13


Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk . . . is a babe. Those who only understand the A B C's of Christianity are only babes in Christ, like the babes whose food is milk. [Is] unskilful in the word of righteousness. Such an one cannot handle "the word of righteousness" skillfully.

Discussion for Hebrews 5:13

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