1 For every high priest taken from among men, is appointed to perform for men the things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
2 being able to have a right measure of compassion on the ignorant and erring: because he himself, also, is surrounded with infirmity.
3 And for that reason he must, as for the people, so, also, for himself, offer sacrifices for sins.
4 Now, as no one takes this honor to himself, but he who is called of God, as Aaron was;
5 «so, also, Christ did not assume to himself the honor of being a High Priest: but he who said to him,'Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee'-»
6 «also says, in another place,» 'Thou art a Priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedec.'
7 He, (who, in the days of his flesh, having, with loud cries, and with tears, offered up prayers and supplications to him who was able to save him from death, and was delivered from his fear,)
8 though being a Son, learned obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 and being made perfect, became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey him;
10 being proclaimed by God a High Priest forever, after the order of Melchisedec:
11 (concerning whom we have much to say, and of difficult interpretation, since you have become dull of apprehension.
12 For, when, by this time, you ought to be teachers, you have need of some one to teach you again the first elements of the oracles of God; and have become such as need milk, rather than solid food.
13 Now every one who uses milk, is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe:
14 but solid food is for those of a mature age, whose faculties have been habituated by long practice to discriminate both good and evil.