1 For every high priest, being taken from among men, is aestablished on behalf of men in the things bpertaining to God that he may coffer both 1gifts and 1sacrifices for sins.
2 He is aable to exercise 1compassion toward the bignorant and cerring since he also is encompassed with dweakness;
3 And because of it, he ought, even as afor the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
4 And ano one takes the honor upon himself, but only as he is called by God, just as bAaron also was.
5 So also Christ did not 1glorify Himself in becoming a aHigh Priest, but it was He who said to Him, b"You are My Son; this day have I 2begotten You'';
6 Even as also in another place He says, 1a"You are a Priest forever according to the 2border of Melchisedec.''
7 This One, in the days of His aflesh, having offered up both bpetitions and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him who was able to save Him 1out of death and having been heard because of His piety,
8 Even though He was a Son, learned 1aobedience from the things which He bsuffered.
9 And having been 1aperfected, He became to all those who obey Him the 2source of 3eternal bsalvation,
10 Being 1addressed by God as a aHigh Priest according to the border of Melchisedec;
(The Third Warning --
Be Brought On to Maturity
11 Concerning whom we have much to say that is also difficult to interpret since you have become dull of hearing.
12 For when because of the time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you what the 1rudiments of the abeginning of the 2oracles of God are and have become those who have need of 3bmilk and not of solid cfood.
13 For everyone who partakes of 1milk is inexperienced in the 1aword of righteousness, for he is an binfant;
14 But solid food is for the afull-grown, who because of practice have their 1faculties exercised for discriminating between both 2good and evil.