Hebrews 5 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Every high priest is chosen from among men. He is appointed to act for them in everything that has to do with God. He offers gifts and 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 He is able to deal gently with those who have gone down the wrong path without knowing it. He can do that because he himself is weak. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
3 That's why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins. He must also do it for the sins 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 No one can take that honor for himself. He must be appointed 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 Even Christ did not take the glory of becoming a high priest for himself. God said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father." #1(Psalm 2:7)#2 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 he said, "You are a priest forever, just like Melchizedek." #1(Psalm 110:4)#2 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 Jesus prayed while he lived on earth. He made his appeal with loud cries and tears. He prayed to the One who could save him from death. God heard him because he truly honored 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 Jesus was God's Son. But by suffering he learned what it means to obey. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 In that way he was made perfect. Eternal salvation comes from him. He saves all those who obey him. 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10 God appointed him to be the high priest, just like Melchizedek. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
11 We have a lot to say about that. But it is hard to explain it to you. You learn too slowly. 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 should be teachers. But in fact, you need someone to teach you all over again. You need even the simple 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 Anyone who lives on milk is still a baby. That person does not want to learn about living a godly life. 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14 Solid food is for those who are grown up. They have trained themselves with a lot of practice. They can tell 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.