Hebrews 5:12
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New International Version
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!

New Living Translation
You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God's word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.

English Standard Version
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,

Berean Study Bible
Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God's word. You need milk, not solid food!

Berean Literal Bible
For even by the time you ought to be teachers, you have need of one to teach you again what is the beginning of the principles of the oracles of God; and you have become those having need of milk, and not of solid food.

New American Standard Bible
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

King James Bible
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the basic principles of God's revelation again. You need milk, not solid food.

International Standard Version
In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.

NET Bible
For though you should in fact be teachers by this time, you need someone to teach you the beginning elements of God's utterances. You have gone back to needing milk, not solid food.

New Heart English Bible
For when by reason of the time you ought to be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you ought to be teachers, because of the time you have had in the doctrine, but now, again, you need to learn those things which are the primer letters of the first words of God, and you have need of milk and not of solid food.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
By now you should be teachers. Instead, you still need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word. You need milk, not solid food.

New American Standard 1977
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For you should now be teaching others, if we look at the time, yet you need to be taught again which are the first elements of the oracles of God and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong food.

King James 2000 Bible
For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.

American King James Version
For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

American Standard Version
For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

Darby Bible Translation
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have again need that [one] should teach you what [are] the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk, [and] not of solid food.

English Revised Version
For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.

Webster's Bible Translation
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need of one to teach you again which are the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong food.

Weymouth New Testament
For although, considering the long time you have been believers, you ought now to be teachers of others, you really need some one to teach you over again the very rudiments of the truths of God, and you have come to require milk instead of solid food.

World English Bible
For although by this time you should be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food.

Young's Literal Translation
for even owing to be teachers, because of the time, again ye have need that one teach you what are the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and ye have become having need of milk, and not of strong food,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:11-14 Dull hearers make the preaching of the gospel difficult, and even those who have some faith may be dull hearers, and slow to believe. Much is looked for from those to whom much is given. To be unskilful, denotes want of experience in the things of the gospel. Christian experience is a spiritual sense, taste, or relish of the goodness, sweetness, and excellence of the truths of the gospel. And no tongue can express the satisfaction which the soul receives, from a sense of Divine goodness, grace, and love to it in Christ.
Study Bible
Warning against Drifting Away
11We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing. 12Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God’s word. You need milk, not solid food! 13Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness.…
Cross References
Acts 7:38
He was in the assembly in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. And he received living words to pass on to us.

1 Corinthians 3:2
I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food. In fact, you are still not ready,

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

Galatians 4:3
So also, when we were children, we were enslaved under the basic principles of the world.

Hebrews 5:11
We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing.

Hebrews 6:1
Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith in God,

Hebrews 10:32
Remember the early days that you were in the light, when you endured a great conflict in the face of suffering.

1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
Treasury of Scripture

For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

for the.

Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, …

Mark 9:19 He answers him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall …

teachers.

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and …

Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, …

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

Titus 2:3,4 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, …

teach.

Isaiah 28:9,10,13 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand …

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things …

the first.

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us …

the oracles.

2 Samuel 16:23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counceled in those days, …

Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel …

Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that to them were committed the oracles of God.

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

as have.

Hebrews 5:13 For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: …

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has …

1 Corinthians 3:1-3 And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to …

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may …

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