Hebrews 5:11
New International Version
We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.

New Living Translation
There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don't seem to listen.

English Standard Version
About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

Berean Study Bible
We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing.

Berean Literal Bible
Concerning this there is much speech from us, and difficult in interpretation to speak, since you have become sluggish in the hearings.

New American Standard Bible
Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

King James Bible
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

Christian Standard Bible
We have a great deal to say about this, and it is difficult to explain, since you have become too lazy to understand.

Contemporary English Version
Much more could be said about this subject. But it is hard to explain, and all of you are slow to understand.

Good News Translation
There is much we have to say about this matter, but it is hard to explain to you, because you are so slow to understand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have a great deal to say about this, and it's difficult to explain, since you have become too lazy to understand.

International Standard Version
We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain because you have become too lazy to understand.

NET Bible
On this topic we have much to say and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish in hearing.

New Heart English Bible
About him we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of hearing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But about this Melchizedek we have much to say, but it is hard to explain it because you have bad hearing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have a lot to explain about this. But since you have become too lazy to pay attention, explaining it to you is hard.

New American Standard 1977
Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of whom we have many things to say and difficult to declare, seeing ye are hard of hearing.

King James 2000 Bible
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to explain, seeing you are dull of hearing.

American King James Version
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.

American Standard Version
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard of interpretation, seeing ye are become dull of hearing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of whom we have much to say, and hard to be intelligibly uttered: because you are become weak to hear.

Darby Bible Translation
Concerning whom we have much to say, and hard to be interpreted in speaking [of it], since ye are become dull in hearing.

English Revised Version
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard of interpretation, seeing ye are become dull of hearing.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

Weymouth New Testament
Concerning Him we have much to say, and much that it would be difficult to make clear to you, since you have become so dull of apprehension.

World English Bible
About him we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of hearing.

Young's Literal Translation
concerning whom we have much discourse and of hard explanation to say, since ye have become dull of hearing,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Warning against Drifting Away
10and was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek. 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!…
Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.'

Hebrews 5:10
and was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 5:12
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!

2 Peter 3:16
He writes this way in all his letters, speaking in them about such matters. Some parts of his letters are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

Treasury of Scripture

Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.

we.

1 Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning …

John 6:6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

John 16:12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in …

dull.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and …

Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of …

Mark 8:17,18,21 And when Jesus knew it, he said to them, Why reason you, because …

Luke 24:25 Then he said to them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that …

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull …







Lexicon
We [have]
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

much
πολὺς (polys)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

to say
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

about
Περὶ (Peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

[this],
οὗ (hou)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

[but it is]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

hard to explain,
δυσερμήνευτος (dysermēneutos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1421: Difficult to interpret, hard to be understood. From dus- and a presumed derivative of hermeneuo; difficult of explanation.

because
ἐπεὶ (epei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1893: Of time: when, after; of cause: since, because; otherwise: else. From epi and ei; thereupon, i.e. Since.

you are
γεγόνατε (gegonate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

dull
νωθροὶ (nōthroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3576: Blunt, dull, hence spiritually; sluggish, remiss, slack. From a derivative of nothos; sluggish, i.e. lazy, or stupid.

of
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hearing.
ἀκοαῖς (akoais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 189: Hearing, faculty of hearing, ear; report, rumor. From akouo; hearing.
(11) Of whom.--Or, of which (subject), "Christ made High Priest after the order of Melchizedek."

Hard to be uttered.--Rather, hard of interpretation, seeing ye have become sluggish in hearing. Their faculty of "hearing" had once been acute, and then few words and little explanation, even on such a subject as this, would have sufficed; now there has come upon them a lack of interest, and with this a want of power.

Verse 11 - Hebrews 7:1. - This is the long admonitory digression (see under ver. 1) felt by the writer to be necessary before his exposition of κατὰ τὴν τάξιν Μελχιζεδέκ. He is entering on a new theme, higher and less level to the comprehension of his readers than any that has gone before. Even so far, we have seen how their Jewish prejudices had evoked admonitions, frequently interposed in the course of the argument. Much more so now, when it is to be shown how the priesthood of Christ not only fulfils the idea of, but also supersedes, that of the sons of Aaron, being of a different order from theirs. The region of thought to be entered now, being that of "the mystery of Christ," transcends more than any that has been so far entered the ordinary conceptions of traditional Judaism. Hence the writer's shrinking from entering all at once on the subject for fear of not being even understood; hence his earnest warnings to his readers as to the necessity of advancing to the state of full-grown Christians who can discern spiritual things. Verse 11 - Hebrews 6:20. - INTERPOSED EXHORTATION. Verse 11. - Of whom (the most obvious antecedent being Melchizedek, but with regard to his typical significance, as referred to in Psalm 110.) we have many things to say (the subject itself admits a lengthy exposition) and hard of interpretation, seeing ye are become (not, as in A.V., "ye are") dull of hearing, Their dullness is the reason of the λόγος being δυσερμήνευτος. It was not that the subject was in itself inexplicable, or that the writer was incompetent to explain it; his difficulty was in adapting the interpretation to the capacity of his readers: "Non scribentis, sed vestro vitio" (Bengel). It seems from γεγόνατε ("ye are become"), in this and the following verse, that the Hebrew Christians had even retrograded in spiritual perception. This is easily conceivable. As, through the teaching of St. Paul especially, the tie between Christianity and Judaism became more and more broken, there was likely to be a certain reaction among the Hebrew Christians, who, having gone to a certain extent with the tide of thought, became conscious how far it was carrying them. They would be inclined to cling the more fondly to their old associations from the fear of losing them altogether. Such retrogressions have been observable in other times of upheaval of old ideas. 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.
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