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1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. 5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. 6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. 11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

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1 Sarah R = "The Old Testament specifies requirements for the high priests who would serve in the temple and be mediators between the people and God, providing sacrifices and offerings to cover the sins of the people. They were the only ones allowed in God's presence, and only after specific cleansing rituals. The writer of Hebrews states here that just as the high priest were "from among men," so Jesus had to come as a man in order to fulfill the role of our high priest completely."
2 Sarah R = "As the high priests of the Old Testament were human and sinful as well, they had to offer sacrifices not just to cover the sins of the people, but for themselves. Jesus, however, though fully human, never sinned, making himself the perfect sacrifice to once and for all cover all sins."
3 Sarah R = "In Jewish tradition, only priests of the bloodline of Aaron, brother of Moses, could assume the role of high priest. See Exodus 28 and Numbers 3."
4 Sarah R = "This is a quote from Psalms 2:7."
5 Sarah R = "This is a quote from Psalms 110:4."
6 Sarah R = "Luke 22:41, 42 "And [Jesus] withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done." "See also Matthew 26:39, Mark 14:36. "
7 Cary W = "God has been precise in His workings of the Hebrews and all the prophets, having them provide us the type, the patterns, the regulations on the temple, sacrifice and obedience.All this was given us as an example, so that not only do we have a living savior, but a very real priesthood, alive and active in the Temple of God, with Jesus as our Supreme Priest and Covering."
8 Sarah R = "Acts 4:12, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.""
9 Sarah R = "As Jesus was not of the lineage of Aaron, He assumes the role as a high priest through the order of Melchisedec, who came six generations before Aaron and is the first to be named in the Bible as a high priest."
10 Sarah R = ""The "order of Melchizedek," in (Psalms 110:4) is explained to mean "manner" = likeness in official dignity = a king and priest. The relation between Melchizedek and Christ as type and antitype is made in the Epistle to the Hebrews to consist in the following particulars: Each was a priest, (1) not of the Levitical tribe; (2) superior to Abraham; (3) whose beginning and end are unknown; (4) who is not only a priest, but also a king of righteousness and peace. A fruitful source of discussion has been found in the site of Salem."- Smith's Bible Names Dictionary"
11 Sarah R = "Seemingly harsh words from the writer stating that his readers need things simplified for them in order to understand and are still like babes drinking milk, not advancing on to eating. A superficial or trivial faith can lead to misinterpretations, false teachings and misrepresentations of Christ. We as Christians should all strive to move behind basic knowledge of our faith to get to the real "meat" of our beliefs in order to better represent Christ and share Him with others. "