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Hebrews

5:1For every ruling priest is selected out from other people and appointed on their behalf to present gifts to God, and sacrifices to cover failures.5:2They are able to be gentle with the ignorant and wandering, because they too are weak.5:3That is why they must offer sacrifices both for themselves and the people.

5:4No one takes this honor upon themselves but has to be called by God; this even applied to Aaron.5:5Not even the Anointed appointed himself Ruling Priest, but the One said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father,”5:6and in a different place, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”5:7While he was in the flesh, this Son brought serious requests and humble pleas, with shouts and tears, to the One who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of the precautions he took.5:8Even he, as Son, learned obedience from his suffering.5:9And being complete, he became the cause of eternal salvation to those who obey him,5:10who was appointed by God as Ruling Priest in the order of Melchizedek.

5:11We have a lot of deep things to say about all this, but you have become hard of hearing.5:12By this time you should be teachers, but you need to be taught all over again about the basic foundational truths of God. You are back on milk instead of solid food,5:13and all such people are beginners, babies concerning the word of justice.5:14Solid food is for the mature who, through practice, have developed a sense of discernment to distinguish good from evil.