Hebrews 5
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;1For every high priest selected from among men is appointed to officiate on their behalf in matters relating to God, that is, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;2He can deal gently with people who are ignorant and easily deceived, since he himself is subject to weakness.
3and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself.3For that reason he is obligated to offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as for those of the people.
4And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.4No one takes this honor upon himself but he is called to it by God, just as Aaron was.
5So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU";5In the same way, the Messiah did not take upon himself the glory of being a high priest. No, it was God who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father."
6just as He says also in another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."6As he also says in another place, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."
7In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.7As a mortal man, he offered up 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 devotion to God.
8Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.8Son though he was, he learned obedience through his sufferings
9And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,9and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,
10being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.10having been designated by God to be a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
11Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.11We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain because you have become too lazy to understand.
12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.12In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.
13For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.13For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and does not yet know the difference between right and wrong.
14But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.14But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
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