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And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10 and he was designated[a] by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.[b]

The Need to Move on to Maturity

11 On this topic we have much to say[c] and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish[d] in hearing.

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  1. Hebrews 5:10 tn Grk “having been designated,” continuing the thought of Heb 5:9.
  2. Hebrews 5:10 sn The phrase in the order of Melchizedek picks up the quotation from Ps 110:4 in Heb 5:6.
  3. Hebrews 5:11 tn Grk “concerning which the message for us is great.”
  4. Hebrews 5:11 tn Or “dull.”