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Hebrews 5:9-11 The Passion Translation (TPT)

And after being proven perfect in this way he has now become the source of eternal salvation to all those who listen to him and obey. 10 For God has designated him as the King-Priest who is over the priestly order of Melchizedek.[a]

Moving On into Full Maturity

11 We have much to say about this topic although it is difficult to explain,[b] because you have become too dull and sluggish to understand.


  1. Hebrews 5:10 As translated from the Aramaic. Jesus, our magnificent King-Priest, has made us kings and priests that serve him and extend his kingdom on the earth. See 1 Peter 2:9-10; Rev. 5:8-10.
  2. Hebrews 5:11 The Aramaic can be translated “We have so much more to say about Melchizedek, but his manifestation overwhelms us and makes it difficult to explain.”
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Hebrews 5:9-11 New International Version (NIV)

and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Warning Against Falling Away

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.

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Hebrews 5:9-11 King James Version (KJV)

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.

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