Hebrews 5:9

“And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And being made perfect, he became the authour of eternall saluation vnto all them that obey him,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and having been made perfect, he became unto all them that obey him the author of eternal salvation;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he had been made complete, he became the giver of eternal salvation to all those who are under his orders;
- Basic English Bible

and having been perfected, became to all them that obey him, author of eternal salvation;
- Darby Bible

And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;
- Webster's Bible

and so, having been made perfect, He became to all who obey Him the source and giver of eternal salvation.
- Weymouth Bible

Having been made perfect, he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal salvation,
- World English Bible

and he brouyt to the ende is maad cause of euerlastinge heelthe to alle that obeischen to hym, and is clepid of God a bischop,
- Wycliffe Bible

and having been made perfect, he did become to all those obeying him a cause of salvation age-during,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 5:9


5:9 And being perfected - By sufferings, #Heb 2:10|; brought through all to glory. He became the author - The procuring and efficient cause. Of eternal salvation to all that obey him - By doing and suffering his whole will.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 5:9


Heb 5:9 And being made perfect. Fitted in all points to be our high priest by his suffering; made, not a perfect man, for he was that already, but a perfect high priest. He became the author of eternal salvation. Was able to offer the gospel to all nations, and thus to save all them that obey him. He does not save men in disobedience.

Discussion for Hebrews 5

  • Servant of God
    Not that there hasn't been Spirit beings walking the earth. Enoch, Elijah, Isaiah, Moses, Melchisidek, Jesus. All served God with whole heart, and mind, and being. It is possible for anyone or why did God write his law and testimonies thru his Prophets. In fact we are constructed in His image, in that we are Spirit filled beings, if one were to reflect upon this truth. It is God's will this.
  • BettyG
    To Lou: I like your comment; sounds like you PRAY before you speak ...................
  • Lou
    I'm not out to ruffle feathers, carefully go over Gen.14, Psa.110, Heb. chapt.5-7. Jesus, and Melchizedek are....one in the same. There's only one eternal High Priest of God, and King of Peace (Salem). He has boundless authority over time, and space, He created them. Melchizedek, who brought out bread and wine, had no beginning, or end of days, was not here to save us all quite yet, (just Abram).
  • A disciple
    To everyone; We cannot ignore or dismiss all the multitudes of Scriptures which say plainly that the Anointed, the Christ, IS THE SON OF GOD COME IN THE FLESH; because of one or two MIS-interpreted sayings that are wrenched out of context to force a meaning never intended...i.e.; that Jesus is somehow less than He says He is. He that is of the Truth WILL hear His Voice; and will not hear strangers
  • Servant of God
    Who was Paul referring to in verse 5-7? Jesus or Melchisidek? Who with strong crying and supplication was heard of God? Paul is not clear but the point is that they both were high priests, appointed as was Aaron to perform ritual sacrifice. Jesus was the High Priest of our profession for his obedience toward God,in that he suffered crucifiction in order to demonstrate eternal life in God. Amen
  • A disciple
    servant; when Jesus said that to the young rich man, He was exposing and rebuking the empty flattering titles used to "butter-up" and ask for an audience. He was not saying that He isn't God; but for the kid to sober up and be true in his character. Look at the rest of the scenario: the issue was NOT "if Jesus is the Son of God;" but the shallowness of the love of this world, and its ruin of men.

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