Hebrews 5
Christian Standard BibleKing James Bible
1For every high priest taken from among men is appointed in matters pertaining to God for the people, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.1For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
2He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he is also clothed with weakness.2Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
3Because of this, he must make an offering for his own sins as well as for the people.3And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
4No one takes this honor on himself; instead, a person is called by God, just as Aaron was.4And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5In the same way, Christ did not exalt himself to become a high priest, but God who said to him, You are my Son; today I have become your Father,5So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
6also says in another place, You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.6As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7During his earthly life, he offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.7Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8Although he was the Son, he learned obedience from what he suffered.8Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9After he was perfected, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,9And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
10and he was declared by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.10Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11We have a great deal to say about this, and it is difficult to explain, since you have become too lazy to understand.11Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the basic principles of God's revelation again. You need milk, not solid food.12For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13Now everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced with the message about righteousness, because he is an infant.13For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14But solid food is for the mature--for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.14But strong meat 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.
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