1 For every high priest being taken from among men, is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins,

2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant and the wandering, seeing he himself also is compassed with infirmity,

3 And because hereof it behoveth him, as for the people, so also for himself to offer for sins.

4 And no one taketh this honour to himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest, but he that said to him , Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.

6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedeck:

7 Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications, with strong crying and tears, unto him that was able to save him from death, and being heard from his fears; Tho' he was a son,

8 yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered, And being perfected,

9 became the author of eternal salvation to all that obey him,

10 Called of God an high priest, after the order of Melchisedek.

11 Concerning whom we have many things to say, and hard to be explained, seeing ye are become dull of hearing.

12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again, which are the first principles of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat.

13 For every one that useth milk is unexperienced in the word of righteousness; for he is a babe.

14 But strong meat belongeth to them of full age, to them who have their senses exercised by habit to discern both good and evil.