14 Seeing then that we have a great n High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, o let us hold fast our confession. 15 For p we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but q was in all points tempted as we are, r yet without sin. 16 s Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
1 For every high priest taken from among men a is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He can 1 have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to b weakness. 3 Because of this he is required as for the people, so also for c himself, to offer sacrifices for sins. 4 And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as d Aaron was.
e So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him:
f "You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You." 2
As He also says in another place:
g "You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek"; 3
7 who, in the days of His flesh, when He had h offered up prayers and supplications, i with vehement cries and tears to Him j who was able to save Him from death, and was heard k because of His godly fear, 8 though He was a Son, yet He learned l obedience by the things which He suffered. 9 And m having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, 10 called by God as High Priest n "according to the order of Melchizedek,"New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.