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During his earthly life[a] Christ[b] offered[c] both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his devotion. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered.[d] And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10 and he was designated[e] by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.[f]

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  1. Hebrews 5:7 tn Grk “in the days of his flesh.”
  2. Hebrews 5:7 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Christ) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  3. Hebrews 5:7 tn Grk “who…having offered,” continuing the description of Christ from Heb 5:5-6.
  4. Hebrews 5:8 sn There is a wordplay in the Greek text between the verbs “learned” (ἔμαθεν, emathen) and “suffered” (ἔπαθεν, epathen).
  5. Hebrews 5:10 tn Grk “having been designated,” continuing the thought of Heb 5:9.
  6. Hebrews 5:10 sn The phrase in the order of Melchizedek picks up the quotation from Ps 110:4 in Heb 5:6.