Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to explain, seeing you are dull of hearing.
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George Leo Haydock
Of whom, i.e. of his high priesthood, according to the order of Melchisedech, we have mighty things to say, and very hard to be expounded or understood by you, at least many of you, who, though you ought to be masters after the gospel hath been so long preached, and even by the apostles of Christ, yet you are weak as to understanding it; (the Greek also signifies slothful and negligent) you stand in need of being taught the first elements and principles of the Christian faith, like children, who are rather to be fed with milk than with more solid meats. How many are there now in the like condition, who are for reading and expounding all the holy Scriptures according to their own way of thinking? (Witham) _ , metùens, in the vulgar Latin, for eulabetheis; and in Acts xxiii. 10. Tribunus timens, eulabetheis; but neither do these two examples show that in this place, where mention is made of our Saviour Christ, eulabeia can be properly and literally translated by fear, or that the sense i...
Being called, he says, of God an High Priest after the order of Melchisedech: Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say and hard to be uttered [or explained]. When he was about to proceed to the difference of the Priesthood, he first reproves them, pointing out both that such great condescension was milk, and that it was because they were children that he dwelt longer on the lowly subject, relating to the flesh, and speaks [about Him] as about any righteous man. And see, he neither kept silence as to the doctrine altogether, nor did he utter it; that on the one hand, he might raise their thoughts, and persuade them to be perfect, and that they might not be deprived of the great doctrines; and on the other, that he might not overwhelm their minds.
Of whom, he says, we have many things to say and hard to be explained, seeing you are dull of hearing. Because they do not hear, the doctrine is hard to be explained. For when one has to do with men who do not go along with him nor mi...