The Perfect High Priest1 For every high priest a taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in b things pertaining to God, in order to c offer both gifts and sacrifices d for sins; 2 ▼
▼ Lit being able to, f he can deal gently with the g ignorant and h misguided, since he himself also is ▼
▼ Or subject to weakness, j beset with weakness; 3 and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices k for sins l as for the people, so also for himself. 4 And m no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even n as Aaron was. 5 So also Christ o did not glorify Himself so as to become a p high priest, but He who q said to Him, r “You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You”;
6 just as He says also in another passage, s “You are a priest forever
According to t the order of Melchizedek.”
▼ I.e. during Christ’s earthly lifeIn the days of His flesh ▼
▼ Lit who having offered up, w He offered up both prayers and supplications with x loud crying and tears to the One y able to save Him ▼
▼ Or out offrom death, and He ▼
▼ Lit having been heardwas heard because of His ab piety. 8 Although He was ac a Son, He learned ad obedience from the things which He suffered. 9 And having been made ae perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation, 10 being designated by God as af a high priest according to ag the order of Melchizedek. 11 Concerning ▼
▼ Lit whom or whichhim we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though ▼
▼ Lit because of the timeby this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you aj the ▼
▼ Lit elements of the beginning, al elementary principles of the am oracles of God, and you have come to need an milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an ao infant. 14 But solid food is for ap the mature, who because of practice have their senses aq trained to ar discern good and evil.
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