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Hebrews 5 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Every high priest who is taken from among men is given his position to take care of the interests of men in those things which have to do with God, so that he may make offerings for sins. 1 Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2 He is able to have feeling for those who have no knowledge and for those who are wandering from the true way, because he himself is feeble; 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
3 And being feeble, he has to make sin-offerings for himself as well as for the people. 3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.
4 And no man who is not given authority by God, as Aaron was, takes this honour for himself. 4 No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 In the same way Christ did not take for himself the glory of being made a high priest, but was given it by him who said, You are my Son, this day I have given you being: 5 So Christ also did not take upon himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father. "
6 As he says in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 Who in the days of his flesh, having sent up prayers and requests with strong crying and weeping to him who was able to give him salvation from death, had his prayer answered because of his fear of God. 7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
8 And though he was a Son, through the pain which he underwent, the knowledge came to him of what it was to be under God's orders; 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 And when he had been made complete, he became the giver of eternal salvation to all those who are under his orders; 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10 Being named by God a high priest of the order of Melchizedek. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
11 Of whom we have much to say which it is hard to make clear, because you are slow of hearing. 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
12 And though by this time it would be right for you to be teachers, you still have need of someone to give you teaching about the first simple rules of God's revelation; you have become like babies who have need of milk, and not of solid food. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
13 For everyone who takes milk is without experience of the word of righteousness: he is a child. 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14 But solid food is for men of full growth, even for those whose senses are trained by use to see what is good and what is evil. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.