Hebrews 5 ©

1 Concerning the office of high priests taken from among men: 5 wherewith Christ's priesthood is compared, and its privileges set forth: 11 a further account of which is deferred, and for what reason.


FOR aevery high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:


bWho 1can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is *compassed with infirmity.


cAnd by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.


dAnd no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.


So also eChrist glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.


As he saith also in another place, fThou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.


Who in the days of his gflesh, when hhe had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able ito save him from death, and jwas heard 2in that he feared;


kThough he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;


And lbeing made perfect, he became mthe author of eternal salvation unto all them nthat obey him;


oCalled of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.


pOf whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.


qFor when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first rprinciples of sthe oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

r Ga. 4.3.
s Ro. 3.2.

For every one that useth milk 3is unskilful in the tword of righteousness: for he is ua babe.


But strong meat belongeth to them that are 4of full age, even those who by reason of 5use vhave their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.