Jesus the Great High Priest (continued)
5:1 For 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:
5:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them
that are out of the way; for that he himself also is
compassed with infirmity.
5:3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so
also for himself, to offer for sins.
5:4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that
is called of God, as was Aaron.
5:5 So 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.
5:6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest
for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
5:7 Who 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;
5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the
things which he suffered;
5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal
salvation unto all them that obey him;
5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of
Warning Against Falling
5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be
uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
5:12 For 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.
5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word
of righteousness: for he is a babe.
5:14 But 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.