1 For every high priest, being taken from men, is appointed for men in things :pertaining to :God, that he offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 who can bear gently with the ignorant and erring, since himself also is compassed with infirmity; 3 and by it is bound, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 4 And no one taketh the honor unto himself, but when called of :God, even as also was Aaron. 5 So :Christ also glorified not himself to become high priest, but who spake unto him,
Thou art my Son,
I today have begotten thee:
6 as he saith also in another place, Thou art priest unto the age After the order of Melchizedek.
7 Who in the days of his :flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto the one who could save him from death, and having been heard for his :godly fear, 8 though he was a Son, yet learned :obedience by what he suffered; 9 and, perfected, he became unto all that obey him the cause of eternal salvation; 10 named of :God high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard of interpretation, since ye are become dull of :hearing. 12 For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again †that some one teach you the rudiments of the beginning of the oracles of :God; and are become such as need milk, not solid food. 13 For every one that partaketh of milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness; for he is a babe. 14 But the solid food is for perfect men, who by reason of :use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.