Hebrews 5 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both 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 have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to 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 required as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins. 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 takes this honor to himself, but he who is 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 glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He 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 also says in another place: "You are a priest forever According to 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, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, 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 a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 And having been perfected, He became the author 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 called by God as High Priest "according to 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, and 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 first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and 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 partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.