1 For every high priest taken from amongst men is established for men in things relating to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
2 being able to exercise forbearance towards the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is clothed with infirmity;
3 and, on account of this [infirmity], he ought, even as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
4 And no one takes the honour to himself but [as] called by God, even as Aaron also.
5 Thus the Christ also has not glorified himself to be made a high priest; but he who had said to him, *Thou* art my Son, *I* have to-day begotten thee.

References for Hebrews 5:5

    • a 5:5 - See Ps. 2.7.
      6 Even as also in another [place] he says, *Thou* [art] a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec.

      References for Hebrews 5:6

        • b 5:6 - Eis ton aiona: 'into the age.' Not eis to dienekes, as in chs. 7.3; 10.1,12,14; this last is continuing uninterruptedness more than there being no end, though it may so continue.
        • c 5:6 - See Ps. 110.4.
          7 Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up both supplications and entreaties to him who was able to save him out of death, with strong crying and tears; (and having been heard because of his piety;)

          References for Hebrews 5:7

            • d 5:7 - Ek, 'out of,' not 'from.'
            • e 5:7 - Or 'fear,' as some translate; and then well rendered, as in A.V., 'in that he feared.'
              8 though he were Son, he learned obedience from the things which he suffered;

              References for Hebrews 5:8

                • f 5:8 - Alluding to the citation of Ps. 2 just above.
                  9 and having been perfected, became to all them that obey him, author of eternal salvation;

                  References for Hebrews 5:9

                    • g 5:9 - Lit. 'a causer,' 'one who caused.'
                      10 addressed by God [as] high priest according to the order of Melchisedec.

                      References for Hebrews 5:10

                        • h 5:10 - Or 'saluted of'
                          11 Concerning whom we have much to say, and hard to be interpreted in speaking [of it], since ye are become dull in hearing.
                          12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have again need that [one] should teach you what [are] the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk, [and] not of solid food.
                          13 For every one that partakes of milk [is] unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe;
                          14 but solid food belongs to full-grown men, who, on account of habit, have their senses exercised for distinguishing both good and evil.