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

  • Wendell Bonin
    Is the translation correct because i think it was melchisedec that offered the strong weeping and tears because the father always heard jesus and then a little further it mentions that this is the doctrine. Jesus was never in the"flesh"
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 5:9 AND BEING MADE PERFECT HE BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT --- OBEY HIM ---
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 5:14 BUT STRONG MEAT BELONGETH TO THEM THAT ARE FULL OF AGE EVEN THOSE WHO BY --- REASON OF USE --- HAVE THEIR SENSES EXERCISED TO DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL JOHN 4:34 JESUS SAITH UNTO THEM MY MEAT IS TO DO THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME AND TO FINISH HIS WORK
  • Steve morrow
    TEACH US JESUS TEACH US---Hebrews 5:11 OF WHOM WE HAVE MANY THINGS TO SAY AND HARD TO BE UTTERED SEEING YOU ARE DULL OF HEARING 1 JOHN 2:1MY LITTLE CHILDREN THESE THINGS I WRITE UNTO YOU THAT YOU SIN NOT AND IF ANY MAN SIN WE HAVE --- AN ADVOCATE --- WITH THE FATHER --- JESUS CHRIST THE RIGTEOUS 2 TIMOTHY 2:5 FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN THE MAN JESUS CHRIST
  • Felicia
    To Ibrahim
    Jesus Christ in His humanity like you and me was terrified of the death of deaths; all the sins of mankind poured upon Him; separated from His Father. The Cross was hard for Him to face so He prayed and cried to God and God heard Him because of His godly fear. Nevertheless He went to the Cross, He died and He rose again on the third day according to Scriptures. He endured the Cross.
  • Alise
    V.12 After receiving the Holy Ghost and being baptized in Jesus' name we become examples (teachers) of how to live before sinners but we can't pass the tests' God allows to come our way because we take things personal, we don't have the experience to be able to teach our brother how to live. We have to practice what we preach. We can't stay babes forever. We have to overcome our flesh!

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