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Hebrews 5:1-3 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.