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Hebrews 5 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Perfect High Priest

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:1 - For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of people in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:2 - [fn]he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is [fn]clothed in weakness;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:3 - and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins for himself, as well as for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:4 - And no one takes the honor for himself, but receives it when he is called by God, just as Aaron also was.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:5 - So too Christ did not glorify Himself in becoming a high priest, but it was He who said to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:6 - just as He also says in another passage,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:7 - In the days of [fn]His humanity, [fn]He offered up both prayers and pleas with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him [fn]from death, and He [fn]was heard because of His devout behavior.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:8 - Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:9 - And having been perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:10 - being designated by God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:11 - Concerning [fn]him we have much to say, and it is difficult to explain, since you have become [fn]poor listeners.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:12 - For though [fn]by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the [fn]elementary principles of the actual words of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:13 - For everyone who partakes only of milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:14 - But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to distinguish between good and evil.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit being able to
I.e., weak by nature
Lit His flesh
Lit who having offered up
Or out of
Lit having been heard
Lit whom; or which
Lit sluggish in hearing
Lit because of the time
Lit elements of the beginning

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