1 For every high priest that is taken from among men is ordained for men, in things pertaining to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 which can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the high way, because that he himself also is compassed with infirmity: 3 For the which infirmities sake, he is bound to offer for sins, as well for his own part, as for the peoples. 4 And no man taketh honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. 5 Even so, likewise, Christ glorified not himself, to be made the high priest: but he that said unto him. "Thou art my son, this day begat I thee." 6 As he also in another place speaketh, "Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."
7 Which in the days of his flesh, did offer up prayers and supplications, with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death: and was also heard, because of his godliness. 8 And though he were God's son, yet learned he obedience, by those things which he suffered, 9 and was made perfect, and the cause of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him: 10 and is called of God a high priest, after the order of Melchizedek.
11 Whereof we have many things to say which are hard to be uttered: because ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when as concerning the time, ye ought to be teachers, yet have ye need again that we teach you the first principles of the word of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat: 13 For every man that is fed with milk is inexpert in the word of righteousness: For he is but a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are perfect, which through custom have their wits exercised, to judge both good and evil also.