1 For every high-priest taken from among men, is appointed for the sake of men in things relating to God, that he may offer gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 who can have due compassion on the ignorant and those that are going astray; seeing he himself also is surrounded with infirmity: 3 and for this reason he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifice for sins. 4 And no one taketh this honor to himself, but he that is called by God, as Aaron was. 5 So also Christ did not glorify himself to be made an high-priest; but He that said unto 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 Melchisedec."
7 Who in the days of his flesh, offered prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears, to Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in what He feared; 8 but though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered: and being thus perfected, 9 He became the author of eternal salvation to all that obey Him: 10 having been declared by God an high-priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11 Concerning whom we have much to say and difficult to be explained, since ye are become dull of hearing. 12 For whereas ye ought for the time to be teachers of others, ye have need again of some one to teach you the first rudiments of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk and not of solid food. 13 For every one that wanteth milk, is unacquainted with the doctrine of justification; for he is an infant: 14 but firm food is for persons come to age, who by habit have their senses exercised to a discernment both of good and evil.