1 FOR every high priest taken from among men is appointed in behalf of men in things relating to God to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2 He is able to sympathize with the ignorant and the erring, since he himself is beset with weaknesses.
3 For this reason he must bring an offering for his own sins, just as he does for those of the people.
4 And no one takes this honor upon himself unless called by God, as Aaron was.
5 So too Christ did not take for himself the glory of becoming a high priest, but he who said to him, "Thou art my Son, to-day I have become thy Father,"
6 and who says in another place, "Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."
7 Christ, in the days of his flesh, offered prayers and supplications to him who was able to save him from death, with strong outcries and tears, and was heard and saved from his terrors.
8 Although he was a Son he learned obedience from his sufferings,
9 and being thus made perfect he became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
10 and was proclaimed by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
11 Regarding Melchizedek we have much to say that is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
12 For when, considering the time, you ought to be teachers you need to have some one teach you again the first principles of the revelations of God. You have come to need milk and not solid food.
13 For every one who takes milk is inexperienced in the doctrine of righteousness, for he is a child.
14 But solid food is for adults who through practice have their senses exercised in distinguishing good and bad.