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Hebrews 5:2

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high priest can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because he himself is also surrounded with weakness.
Hebrews 5:2


Context

Hebrews 4 [13.] There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him to whom we must give an account. Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession. For we don’t have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.

Hebrews 5 [1.] For every high priest, being taken from among men, is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. The high priest can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because he himself is also surrounded with weakness. Because of this, he must offer sacrifices for sins for the people, as well as for himself. Nobody takes this honor on himself, but he is called by God, just like Aaron was. So also Christ didn’t glorify himself to be made a high priest, but it was he who said to him,

“You are my Son.
Today I have become your father.”[a]

Hebrews 5 [6.] As he says also in another place,

“You are a priest forever,
after the order of Melchizedek.”[b]

Footnotes:

a. Hebrews 5:5 Psalm 2:7.
b. Hebrews 5:6 Psalm 110:4.


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