Hebrews 5:14
Good News Translation
Solid food, on the other hand, is for adults, who through practice are able to distinguish between good and evil.

Contemporary English Version
Solid food is for mature people who have been trained to know right from wrong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But strong meat is for the perfect: for them who by custom have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil.

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But strong meat is for the perfect: for them who by custom have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil.

of full age.

Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.

1 Corinthians 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought.

Ephesians 4:13 Until we all meet into the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ:

Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, this also God will reveal to you,

James 3:2 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

*Gr:

use.

Job 6:30 And you shall not find iniquity in my tongue, neither shall folly sound in my mouth.

Job 12:11 Doth not the ear discern words, and the palate of him that eateth, the taste?

Job 34:3 For the ear trieth words, and the mouth discerneth meats by the taste.

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.

Songs 1:3 Draw me: we will run after thee to the odour of thy ointments. The king hath brought me into his storerooms: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, remembering thy breasts more than wine: the rightous love thee.

Songs 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow, whom I desired: and his fruit was sweet to my palate.

Matthew 6:22,23 The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome. . . .

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your heart enlightened that you may know what the hope is of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

to discern.

Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.

2 Samuel 14:17 Then let thy handmaid say, that the word of the Lord the king be made as a sacrifice. For even as an angel of God, so is my lord the king, that he is neither moved with blessing nor cursing: wherefore the Lord thy God is also with thee.

1 Kings 3:9,11 Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, and discern between good and evil. For who shall be able to judge this people, thy people, which is so numerous? . . .

Isaiah 7:15 He shall eat butter and honey, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.

Romans 14:1 Now him that is weak in faith, take unto you: not in disputes about thoughts.

*Gr:

1 Corinthians 2:14,15 But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined. . . .

Philippians 1:9,10 And this I pray: That your charity may more and more abound in knowledge and in all understanding: . . .

*Gr:

1 Thessalonians 5:21 But prove all things: hold fast that which is good.

Context
Warning against Drifting Away
13For every one that is a partaker of milk is unskilful in the word of justice: for he is a little child. 14But strong meat is for the perfect: for them who by custom have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil.
Cross References
1 Kings 3:9
Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, and discern between good and evil. For who shall be able to judge this people, thy people, which is so numerous?

Romans 14:1
Now him that is weak in faith, take unto you: not in disputes about thoughts.

1 Corinthians 2:6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought.

Ephesians 4:13
Until we all meet into the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ:

1 Timothy 4:7
But avoid foolish and old wives fables: and exercise thyself unto godliness.

Hebrews 6:1
Wherefore, leaving the word of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to things more perfect: not laying again the foundation of penance from dead works and of faith towards God,

Additional Translations
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their senses to distinguish good from evil.

But solid food is for the mature, the ones by constant use having trained the senses for distinguishing both good and evil.

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

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

but solid food belongs to full-grown men, who, on account of habit, have their senses exercised for distinguishing both good and evil.

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

But strong food 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.

Such persons are mere babes. But solid food is for adults--that is, for those who through constant practice have their spiritual faculties carefully trained to distinguish good from evil.

But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.

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.
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