Hebrews 5 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Every high priest is chosen from among other people. He is given the work of going before God for them to offer 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 Since he himself is weak, he is able to be gentle with those who do not understand and who are doing wrong things. 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 he is weak, the high priest must offer sacrifices for his own sins and also 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 To be a high priest is an honor, but no one chooses himself for this work. He must be called by God as Aaronn 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 choose himself to have the honor of being a high priest, but God chose him. 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 And in another Scripture God says, "You are a priest forever, a priest like Melchizedek." 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 While Jesus lived on earth, he prayed to God and asked God for help. He prayed with loud cries and tears to the One who could save him from death, and his prayer was heard because he trusted 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 Even though Jesus was the Son of God, he learned obedience by what he suffered. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 And because his obedience was perfect, he was able to give 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 In this way God made Jesus a high priest, a priest like Melchizedek. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain 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 By now you should be teachers, but you need someone to teach you again the first lessons of God's message. You still need the teaching that is like milk. You are not ready for 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 and knows nothing about right teaching. 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14 But solid food is for those who are grown up. They have practiced in order to know 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.