Hebrews Chapter 5
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The authoritie and honour of our Sauiours Priesthood. 11 Negligence in the knowledge thereof is reprooued.
For euery high Priest taken from among men, is ordeined for men in things pertaining to God, that hee may offer both giftes & sacrifices for sins.
Who can haue compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way, for that he himselfe also is compassed with infirmitie.2
And by reason heereof hee ought as for the people, so also for himselfe, to offer for sinnes.
And no man taketh this honour vnto himselfe, but hee that is called of God, as was Aaron.
So also, Christ glorified not himselfe, to bee made an High Priest: but hee that saide vnto him, Thou art my Sonne, to day haue I begotten thee.
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a Priest for euer after the order of Melchisedec.
Who in the dayes of his flesh, when hee had offered vp prayers and supplications, with strong crying and teares, vnto him that was able to saue him from death, and was heard, in that he feared.7
Though hee were a Sonne, yet learned hee obedience, by the things which he suffered:
And being made perfect, he became the authour of eternall saluation vnto all them that obey him,
Called of God an high Priest after the order of Melchisedec:
Of whom we haue many things to say, and hard to be vttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
For when for the time yee ought to bee teachers, yee haue neede that one teach you againe which be the first principles of the Oracles of God, and are become such as haue need of milke, and not of strong meat.
For euery one that vseth milke, is vnskilful in the word of righteousnes: for he is a babe.13
But strong meate belongeth to them that are of full age, euen those who by reason of vse haue their senses exercised to discerne both good and euil.14
Hebrews Chapter 5 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Or, can reasonably beare with.
7 Or, for his pietie.
13 Gr, hath no experience.
14 Or, perfect. , Or of an habite, or perfection.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania