1 ForThe first part of the first comparison of Christ's high priesthood with Aaron's: Other high priests are taken from among men, and are called after the order of men.every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things [pertaining] to God,The first part of the second comparison: Others though weak, are made high priests, to the end that feeling the same infirmity in themselves which is in all the rest of the people, they should in their own and the peoples name offer gifts and sacrifices, which are witnesses of common faith and repentance.that he may offer bothOffering of things without life.gifts andBeasts which were killed, but especially in the sacrifices for sins and offences.sacrifices for sins:
2 WhoFit and meet.can have compassion on the ignorant, andOn them that are sinful: for in the Hebrew tongue, under ignorance and error is every sin meant, even that sin that is voluntary.on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also isHe carries with him a nature subject to the same inconveniences and vices.compassed with infirmity.
3 And for the sames sake he is bound to offer for sinnes, as wel for his own part, as for ye peoples.
4 The third comparison which is complete: The others are called by God and so was Christ, but in another order than Aaron. For Christ is called the Son, begotten by God and a Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as [was] Aaron.
5 So likewise Christ tooke not to him selfe this honour, to be made the hie Priest, but hee that sayd vnto him, Thou art my Sonne, this day begate I thee, gaue it him.
6 As he saith also in another [place], Thou [art] a priest for ever after theAfter the likeness or manner as it is later declared.order of Melchisedec.
7 The other part of the second comparison: Christ being exceedingly afflicted and exceedingly merciful did not pray because of his sins, for he had none, but for his fear, and obtained his request, and offered himself for all who are his.Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able toTo deliver him from death.save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yetHe learned in deed what it is to have a Father, whom a man must obey.learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 The other part of the first comparison: Christ was consecrated by God the Father as the author of our salvation, and an High Priest for ever, and therefore he is a man, though nonetheless he is far above all men.And being madeSee (Heb_2:10).perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
10 And is called of God an hie Priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11 A digression until he comes to the beginning of the seventh chapter; (Hebrews 5:11-6:20): in which he partly holds the Hebrews in the diligent consideration of those things which he has said, and partly prepares them for the understanding of those things of which he will speak.Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12 An example of an apostolic exhortation.For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which [be] the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk [is] unskilful in theIn the word that teaches righteousness.word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have theirAll their power by which they understand and judge.senses exercised to discern both good and evil.