1. A High Priest
according to the Order of Melchisedec
14 Having therefore a 1great 2aHigh Priest who has 3passed through the bheavens, Jesus, the cSon of God, let us hold fast the 4dconfession.
15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our weaknesses, but One who has been atempted in all respects like us, yet bwithout sin.
16 Let us therefore acome forward with boldness to the 1throne of grace that we may receive 2bmercy and find cgrace for timely help.
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;