Hebrews 5 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Every high priest is chosen from his fellow-men and appointed to serve God on their behalf, to offer sacrifices and offerings 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 Since he himself is weak in many ways, he is able to be gentle with those who are ignorant and make mistakes. 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 because he is himself weak, he must offer sacrifices not only for the sins of the people but also for his own sins. 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 chooses for himself the honor of being a high priest. It is only by God's call that a man is made a high priest - just as Aaron was. 4 No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 In the same way, Christ did not take upon himself the honor of being a high priest. Instead, God said to him, "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 He also said in another place, "You will be a priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek." 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 In his life on earth Jesus made his prayers and requests with loud cries and tears to God, who could save him from death. Because he was humble and devoted, God heard 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 But even though he was God's Son, he learned through his sufferings to be obedient. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 When he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him, 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10 and God declared him to be high priest, in the priestly order of Melchizedek. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
11 There is much we have to say about this matter, but it is hard to explain to you, because you are so slow to understand. 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
12 There has been enough time for you to be teachers - yet you still need someone to teach you the first lessons of God's message. Instead of eating solid food, you still have to drink milk. 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 has to drink milk is still a child, without any experience in the matter of right and wrong. 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14 Solid food, on the other hand, is for adults, who through practice are able to distinguish between good and evil. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.