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.

Read Hebrews 5:3 Using Other Translations

And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people.
That is why he must offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as theirs.

What does Hebrews 5:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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