The authority and honour of our Saviour's priesthood.
Hebrews 5:1 For euery hye prest that is taken fro amoge men, is ordeyned for men in thinges pertayninge to God, to offer giftes and sacrifices for synne: Hebrews 5:2 which can haue copassion on the ignoraunt, and on them that are out of the waye, for so moch as he himselfe also is compased aboute with infirmyte. Hebrews 5:3 Therfore is he bounde to offer for synnes, as well for him selfe as for ye people. Hebrews 5:4 And noma taketh ye honoure vnto himselfe, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. Hebrews 5:5 Euen so Christ glorified not himselfe to be made hye prest, but he yt sayde vnto him: Thou art my sonne, this daye haue I begotten the. Hebrews 5:6 As he sayeth also in another place: Thou art a prest for euer after ye order of Melchisedech. Hebrews 5:7 And in ye dayes of his fleshe, he offred vp prayers & supplicacions, wt stroge cryenge & teares vnto him yt was able to saue him fro death: & was herde also, because he had God in honoure. Hebrews 5:8 And though he was Gods sonne, yet lerned he obedience, by those thinges which he suffred. Hebrews 5:9 And he beynge made perfecte, became the cause of euerlastinge saluacio, vnto all the yt obeye him, Hebrews 5:10 and is called of God an hye prest after the order of Melchisedech.
Negligence in the knowledge thereof is reproved.
Hebrews 5:11 Wherof we haue many thinges to saye, which are harde to be vttered, because ye are dull of hearynge. Hebrews 5:12 For where as concernynge the tyme ye ought to be teachers, yet haue ye nede agayne, yt we teach you the first preceptes of the worde of God: and are become soch as haue nede of mylke, and not stronge meate. Hebrews 5:13 For euery one that is fed yet with mylte, is vnexperte in the worde of righteousnes, for he is but a babe. Hebrews 5:14 But stronge meate belongeth vnto them yt are perfecte, which thorow custome haue their wyttes exercysed to iudge both good and euell.