“Whom(A) will he teach knowledge?
And whom will he make to understand the message?
Those just weaned from milk?
Those just drawn from the breasts?
10 (B)For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept,
Line upon line, line upon line,
Here a little, there a little.”

11 For with (C)stammering lips and another tongue
He will speak to this people,

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I fed you with (A)milk and not with solid food; (B)for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;

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11 of whom (A)we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become (B)dull of hearing.

Spiritual Immaturity

12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the [a]oracles of God; and you have come to need (C)milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is (D)a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are [b]of full age, that is, those who by reason of [c]use have their senses exercised (E)to discern both good and evil.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 5:12 sayings, Scriptures
  2. Hebrews 5:14 mature
  3. Hebrews 5:14 practice