Hebrews 5

The Perfect High Priest

Every high priest is appointed from among men to represent [them] in matters relating to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and misguided, since he himself is beset by weakness. That is why he is obligated to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for [the sins of] the people. No one takes [this] honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron [was] . So also Christ did not take upon Himself the glory of becoming a high priest, but [He was called] by the [One who] said to Him: “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father.”
Psalm 2:7; literal today I have begotten You
And in another [passage] [God] says: “You [are] a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”
Psalm 110:4
During the days of [Jesus’] earthly [life] , He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the [One who] could save Him from death, and He was heard because of [His] reverence. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from what He suffered. And having been made perfect, He became [the] source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him 10  [and] was designated by God [as] high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Warning against Drifting Away

11  We [have] much to say about [this] , [but it is] hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing. 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! 13  Everyone who lives on milk is [still] an infant, inexperienced in [the] message of righteousness. 14  But solid food is [for the] mature, who by constant use have trained [their] sensibilities to distinguish good [from] evil.
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