New International Version
Jesus the Great High Priest
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest(A) who has ascended into heaven,[a](B) Jesus the Son of God,(C) let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.(D) 15 For we do not have a high priest(E) who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are(F)—yet he did not sin.(G) 16 Let us then approach(H) God’s throne of grace with confidence,(I) so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
5 Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God,(J) to offer gifts and sacrifices(K) for sins.(L) 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray,(M) since he himself is subject to weakness.(N) 3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.(O) 4 And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.(P)
6 And he says in another place,
7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions(W) with fervent cries and tears(X) to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard(Y) because of his reverent submission.(Z) 8 Son(AA) though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered(AB) 9 and, once made perfect,(AC) he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest(AD) in the order of Melchizedek.(AE)
Warning Against Falling Away(AF)
11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths(AG) of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!(AH) 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant,(AI) is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature,(AJ) who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.(AK)
6 Therefore let us move beyond(AL) the elementary teachings(AM) about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[d](AN) and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites,[e](AO) the laying on of hands,(AP) the resurrection of the dead,(AQ) and eternal judgment. 3 And God permitting,(AR) we will do so.