The authority and honour of our Saviour's priesthood.
Hebrews 5:1 For euery hye preste that is taken from amonge men, is ordeyned for men, in thynges pertaynynge to God to offer gyftes and sacrifyces for synne, Hebrews 5:2 which can haue compassion on the ignoraunt, and on them that erre out of the waye, for as moch as he him selfe also is compassed with infirmitie. Hebrews 5:3 And for the same infirmities sake he is bounde to offer for synnes, as well for him selfe, as for the people. Hebrews 5:4 And no man taketh honour vnto him selfe, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. Hebrews 5:5 Euen so Christ also glorified not him selfe, to be made the hye preste: but he that sayde vnto him, thou art my sonne, this daye haue I begoten the, glorifyed him. Hebrews 5:6 As he sayeth also in another place: thou art a Preste for euer after the order of Melchisedech Hebrews 5:7 which in þe dayes of his flesshe, whan he had offered vp prayers and supplicacions, with stronge cryinge and teares (vnto him that was able to saue him from deeth) and was hearde because of hys reuerence, Hebrews 5:8 though he were þe sonne yet learned he obedience, by those thynges which he suffered: Hebrews 5:9 & he beynge perfecte, was the cause of eternall saluacion vnto all them that obeyed 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 wolde speake many thinges but they are harde to be vttered: seynge ye are dull of hearinge. Hebrews 5:12 For when as concerninge the tyme, ye ought to be teachers, yet haue ye nede agayne, that we teache you the fyrst principles of the worde of God: and are become soch as haue nede of mylke: and not of stronge meate: Hebrews 5:13 for euery man that is fed with mylke, is inexperte in the worde of ryghteousnes. For he is but a babe. Hebrews 5:14 But stronge meate belongeth to them that are perfecte euen those, which (by reason of vse) haue their wittes exercised to discerne both good and euyll.