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Hebrews 5:1-10 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, 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 He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with 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 bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those 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 And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he 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 exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"; 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 says also in another place, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchiz'edek." 6 And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard for 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 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 and being made perfect he became the source 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 being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchiz'edek. 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.