Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Hebrews 5 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
The Message (MSG) New International Version (NIV)
1 Every high priest selected to represent men and women before God and offer sacrifices for their 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 should be able to deal gently with their failings, since he knows what it's like from his own experience. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
3 But that also means that he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as the people's. 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 elects himself to this honored position. He's called to it by God, as Aaron was. 4 No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 Neither did Christ presume to set himself up as high priest, but was set apart by the One who said to him, "You're my Son; today I celebrate 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 In another place God declares, "You're a priest forever in the royal order of Melchizedek." 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 While he lived on earth, anticipating death, Jesus cried out in pain and wept in sorrow as he offered up priestly prayers to God. Because he honored God, God answered him. 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 Though he was God's Son, he learned trusting-obedience by what he suffered, just as we do. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 Then, having arrived at the full stature of his maturity and having been announced by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek, 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10 he became the source of eternal salvation to all who believingly obey him. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
11 I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you've picked up this bad habit of not listening. 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
12 By this time you ought to be teachers yourselves, yet here I find you need someone to sit down with you and go over the basics on God again, starting from square one - baby's milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! 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 Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in God's ways; 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14 solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.