1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
1 For every high priest selected from among men is appointed to officiate on their behalf in matters relating to God, that is, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
1 For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed [to act] on behalf of men in things relating to God, so that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
2 He can deal gently with people who are ignorant and easily deceived, since he himself is subject to weakness.
2 He is able to deal gently with the spiritually ignorant and misguided, since he is also subject to human weakness;
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
3 For that reason he is obligated to offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as for those of the people.
3 and because of this [human weakness] he is required to offer sacrifices for sins, for himself as well as for the people.
4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
4 No one takes this honor upon himself but he is called to it by God, just as Aaron was.
4 And besides, one does not appropriate for himself the honor [of being high priest], but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
5 In the same way, the Messiah did not take upon himself the glory of being a high priest. No, it was God who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father."
6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
6 As he also says in another place, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."
7 (c)In the days of His flesh, (d)(S)He offered up both prayers and supplications with (T)loud crying and tears to the One (U)able to save Him (e)from death, and He (f)was heard because of His (V)piety.
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
7 As a mortal man, he offered up prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his devotion to God.
7 In the days of His earthly life, Jesus offered up both [specific] petitions and [urgent] supplications [for that which He needed] with fervent crying and tears to the One who was [always] able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission toward God [His sinlessness and His unfailing determination to do the Father’s will].
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
8 Son though he was, he learned obedience through his sufferings
8 Although He was a Son [who had never been disobedient to the Father], He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered.
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
9 After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him,
9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
10 and He was declared by God a high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
10 having been designated by God to be a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
11 We have a great deal to say about this, and it’s difficult to explain, since you have become too lazy to understand.
11 We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain because you have become too lazy to understand.
11 Concerning this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull and sluggish in [your spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen.
12 For though (h)by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you (AB)the (i)(AC)elementary principles of the (AD)oracles of God, and you have come to need (AE)milk and not solid food.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
12 In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach you again the elementary principles of God’s word [from the beginning], and you have come to be continually in need of milk, not solid food.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
13 Now everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced with the message about righteousness, because he is an infant.
13 For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and does not yet know the difference between right and wrong.
13 For everyone who lives on milk is [doctrinally inexperienced and] unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a spiritual infant.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
14 But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
14 But solid food is for the [spiritually] mature, whose senses are trained by practice to distinguish between what is morally good and what is evil.
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