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Hebrews 5 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:1 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:2 - He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:3 - Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:4 - And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:5 - So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:6 - as he says also in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
after the order of Melchizedek.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:7 - In the days of his flesh, Jesus[fn] offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:8 - Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:9 - And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:10 - being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.

Warning Against Apostasy

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:11 - About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:12 - For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:13 - for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:14 - But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
ESV Footnotes
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