For euery hye priest taken from among men, is ordeined for men, in things parteynyng to God, to offer gyftes & sacrifices for sinne:
Which can sufficiently haue compassion on the ignoraunt, & on them that erre out of the waye, forasmuche as he hym selfe also is compassed with infirmitie.
And for ye same [infirmitie] he is bounde to offer for sinnes, aswell for hym selfe, as for the people.
And no man taketh the honour vnto hym selfe, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
Euen so, Christ also glorified not hym selfe to be made ye hye priest: but he that sayde vnto hym, thou art my sonne, to day haue I begotten thee [gaue it hym.]
As he saith also in another place: thou art a priest for euer, after the order of Melchisedech.
Which in the dayes of his fleshe, when he had offered vp prayers and supplications with strong crying and teares, vnto hym that was able to saue hym from death, and was hearde in that which he feared:
Though he were the sonne, yet learned he obediece, by these thinges which he suffred:
And being perfect, was made the aucthour of eternall saluation vnto al them that obey hym:
And is called of God an hye priest after the order of Melchisedech.
Of whom we haue many thynges to say, and harde to be vttered, seing ye are dull of hearyng.
For when as concernyng the tyme, ye ought to be teachers, yet haue ye nede againe that we teache you the first principles of the begynnyng of the worde of God, and are become such as haue nede of mylke, and not of strong meate.
For euery one that vseth mylke, is vnexpert of the worde of righteousnes, for he is a babe.
But strong meate belongeth to them that are perfecte, euen those whiche by reason of vse, haue their wittes exercised to discerne both good and euyll.