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

  • A disciple
    servant; when Jesus said that to the young rich man, He was exposing and rebuking the empty flattering titles used to "butter-up" and ask for an audience. He was not saying that He isn't God; but for the kid to sober up and be true in his character. Look at the rest of the scenario: the issue was NOT "if Jesus is the Son of God;" but the shallowness of the love of this world, and its ruin of men.
  • Servant of God
    Disciple, Hesus when asked of one,"Good master, How shall I obtain the Kingdom? Jesus answered,"Why callest me good? There is none good but God alone." Jesus read the Bible, just as I do. Bit by bit, precept by precept, here a little, there a little. I do no agree with Mega Churches or Bible belters. Their doctrine is serving, justifying all sorts of vile inequity. Jesus will not approve
  • ALEX
    The divinity of Christ was b/c he was an absolute Son, not a token son like Adam but an Absolute Son,It was God his father that said that everything has to MULTIPLY, after its kind and christ was the multiplication of God, I will make him my 1st born etc and I shall be unto him a father and he shall be unto me a son, Their relationship was like Abraham and Isaac.Two distinct beings but 1 spirit.
  • A disciple
    servant; Jesus' divinity was not "granted" to Him because of His obedience! That is a heathen doctrine which started from the devil, saying, that Jesus is a created being! Jesus is God from everlasting to everlasting, and was with the Father before the world was; "Before Abraham was I AM." For our sake, as the Anointed Saviour of the world; the Father additionally glorified Him for His obedience.
  • Sevant of God
    Disciple, Jesus agonized in the garden for sure knowing his death was imminent! He was in all ways human as well as divine. His divinity was granted to him by his complete obedience to God. This was his greatest test and though sorrowful facing death he had faith that God was wirh him and would guide him as He had done heretofore. Jesus was alone on the cross for 9 hours with criminals.......
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; The reference to Melchizedek was for the type, of being [apparently] without natural descent; i.e. eternal. The Lord Jesus is the One who agonized in the Garden of Gethsemane, taking upon Himself the unimaginable horror of the world's guilt, as our Substitute; until His sweat was as it were "great drops of blood falling to the ground."

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