Chapter 5
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For every high priestess, being taken from among women, is appointed for women in things pertaining to God, that she may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
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The high priestess can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because she herself is also surrounded with weakness.
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Because of this, she must offer sacrifices for sins for the people, as well as for herself.
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Nobody takes this honor on herself, but she is called by God, just like Aaron was.
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So also Christ didn't glorify herself to be made a high priestess, but it was she who said to her, "You are my Daughter. Today I have become your mother."
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As she says also in another place, "You are a priestess forever, after the order of Melchizedek."
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She, in the days of her flesh, having offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and tears to her who was able to save her from death, and having been heard for her godly fear,
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though she was a Daughter, yet learned obedience by the things which she suffered.
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Having been made perfect, she became to all of those who obey her the author of eternal salvation,
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named by God a high priestess after the order of Melchizedek.
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About her we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of hearing.
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For when by reason of the time you ought to be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food.
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For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for she is a baby.
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But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.