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1 For every High Priest is chosen from among men, and is appointed to act on behalf of men in matters relating to God, in order to offer both gifts and sin-offerings, 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 and must be one who is able to bear patiently with the ignorant and erring, because he himself also is beset with infirmity. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
3 And for this reason he is required to offer sin-offerings not only for the people but also for himself. 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 honourable office upon himself, but only accepts it when 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 So Christ also did not claim for Himself the honour of being made High Priest, but was appointed to it by Him who said to Him, "My Son art Thou: I have to-day become Thy 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 as also in another passage He says, "Thou art a priest for ever, belonging to the order of Melchizedek." 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 For Jesus during his earthly life offered up prayers and entreaties, crying aloud and weeping as He pleaded with Him who was able to bring Him in safety out of death, and He was delivered from the terror from which He shrank. 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 God's Son, yet He learned obedience from the sufferings which He endured; 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 and so, having been made perfect, He became to all who obey Him the source and giver of eternal salvation. 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10 For God Himself addresses Him as a High Priest for ever, belonging to the order of Melchizedek. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
11 Concerning Him we have much to say, and much that it would be difficult to make clear to you, since you have become so dull of apprehension. 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
12 For although, considering the long time you have been believers, you ought now to be teachers of others, you really need some one to teach you over again the very rudiments of the truths of God, and you have come to require milk instead of 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 By people who live on milk I mean those who are imperfectly acquainted with the teaching concerning righteousness. 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14 Such persons are mere babes. But solid food is for adults--that is, for those who through constant practice have their spiritual faculties carefully trained 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.