Hebrews 5:3

3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 5:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
ESV
3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people.
NLT
3 That is why he must offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as theirs.
MSG
3 But that also means that he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as the people's.
CSB
3 Because of this, he must make a sin offering for himself as well as for the people.

Hebrews 5:3 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 5:3

And by reason hereof
Because of his sinful infirmity:

he ought, as for the people, so also for himself to offer for sins;
as he offered sacrifice for the sins of the people, so he was obliged to offer for his own sins; in this Christ differed from the high priest, for he had no sin of his own to offer for, ( Hebrews 7:27 ) but he had, and therefore offered for them, ( Leviticus 16:11 ) and made a confession of them: the form of which, as used on the day of atonement, was this;

``he put both his hands upon the bullock, and confessed, and thus he said: I beseech thee, O Lord, I have done wickedly, I have transgressed, I have sinned before thee, I and my house; I beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the iniquities, transgressions, and sins, which I have done wickedly, transgressed, and sinned before thee, I and my house.''

And this he did a second time on that day F26.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 Misna Yoma, c. 3. sect. 8. & c. 4. sect. 2.

Hebrews 5:3 In-Context

1 Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
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 honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Hebrews 9:7">Lev Hebrews 9:7; Leviticus 16:6; Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:7