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1 For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices 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 can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of 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 one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. 4 No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "You are my Son, today I have begotten you"; 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 also in another place, "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek." 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 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 Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10 being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not 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 lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since 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 the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.