5 For every high-priest who from among men is taken On behalf of men is appointed as to the things pertaining unto God, That he may be offering [both] gifts and sacrifices for sins,—
2 Able to have a measure of feeling for the ignorant and erring,—Since he also is compassed with weakness;
3 And for this cause is he obliged—As for the people So also for himself,—To be offering for sins;
4 And not unto himself doth one take the honour, But when called by God Just as even Aaron:
5 Thus also the Christ glorified not himself to become a high-priest, But he that spake unto him—My Son art thou, I this day have begotten thee;
6 As also in a different place he saith—Thou art a priest age-abidingly, According to the rank of Melchizedek:
7 Who in the days of his flesh Having offered up both supplications and entreaties Unto him that was able to save him out of death With mighty outcries and tears, And been hearkened to by reason of his devoutness
8 Even though he was a son Yet learned from what things he suffered obedience;
9 And being made perfect Became to all them that obey him Author of salvation age-abiding;
10 Being addressed by God as high-priest—According to the rank of Melchizedek.
11 Concerning whom great is our discourse And of difficult interpretation to express, Seeing that slothful have ye become in the hearing;
12 For even when ye ought to be teachers by reason of the time Again have ye need that one be teaching you What are the first principles of the oracles of God, And have become such as have need of milk not of strong food;
13 For every one partaking of milk is unskilled in discourse of righteousness, For he is a babe;
14 But to such as are mature pertaineth the strong food, To them who by reason of habit have their organs of perception well trained for discriminating both good and evil.