Hebrews 5:14
Strong's Lexicon
But
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

solid
στερεὰ (sterea)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4731: Solid, firm, steadfast. From histemi; stiff, i.e. Solid, stable.

food
τροφή (trophē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5160: Food, nourishment, maintenance. From trepho; nourishment; by implication, rations.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[for the] mature,
τελείων (teleiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5046: From telos; complete; neuter completeness.

who
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine 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.

by
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

constant use
ἕξιν (hexin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1838: Condition, state, habit, use, especially: good condition of body or soul. From echo; habit, i.e. practice.

have
ἐχόντων (echontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

trained
γεγυμνασμένα (gegymnasmena)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1128: To train by physical exercise; hence: train, in the widest sense. From gumnos; to practise naked, i.e. Train.

[their]
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter 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.

sensibilities
αἰσθητήρια (aisthētēria)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 145: Perceptive faculty. From a derivative of aisthanomai; properly, an organ of perception, i.e. judgment.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

distinguish
διάκρισιν (diakrisin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1253: Distinguishing; hence: deciding, passing sentence on; the act of judgment, discernment. From diakrino; judicial estimation.

τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

good
καλοῦ (kalou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

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

evil.
κακοῦ (kakou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2556: Bad, evil, in the widest sense. Apparently a primary word; worthless, i.e. depraved, or injurious.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But solid food is for the mature  — for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.

New American Standard Bible
But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

King James Bible
But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

New Living Translation
Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.

English Standard Version
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

New American Standard Bible
But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

King James Bible
But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But solid food is for the mature--for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.

International Standard Version
But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

NET Bible
But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.

American Standard Version
But solid food is for fullgrown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.

English Revised Version
But solid food is for fullgrown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.

Young's Literal Translation
and of perfect men is the strong food, who because of the use are having the senses exercised, unto the discernment both of good and of evil.






Cross References
1 Kings 3:9
Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Romans 14:1
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

1 Corinthians 2:6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

Ephesians 4:13
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

1 Timothy 4:7
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Hebrews 6:1
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 1:1
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 5:13
For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

Hebrews 5:12
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.

Hebrews 5:11
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

Hebrews 6:2
Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
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