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Hebrews 5 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Every chief priest is chosen from humans to represent them in front of God, that is, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sin. 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 The chief priest can be gentle with people who are ignorant and easily deceived, because he also has weaknesses. 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 he has weaknesses, he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins in the same way that he does for the sins of his people. 3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.
4 No one takes this honor for himself. Instead, God calls him as he called Aaron. 4 No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 So Christ did not take the glory of being a chief priest for himself. Instead, the glory was given to him by God, who said, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father." 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 In another place in Scripture, God said, "You are a priest forever, in the way Melchizedek was a priest." 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 During his life on earth, Jesus prayed to God, who could save him from death. He prayed and pleaded with loud crying and tears, and he was heard because of his devotion to 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 Although Jesus was the Son [of God], he learned to be obedient through his sufferings. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 After he had finished his work, he became the source of eternal salvation for everyone who obeys him. 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10 God appointed him chief priest in the way Melchizedek was a priest. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
11 We have a lot to explain about this. But since you have become too lazy to pay attention, explaining it to you is hard. 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
12 By now you should be teachers. Instead, you still need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word. 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 All those who live on milk lack the experience to talk about what is right. They are still babies. 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14 However, solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to know the difference between good and evil. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.