Ivrim 5 – איגרת שאול אל העברים ה


1For every Kohen Gadol chosen from among men is ordained on behalf of men about things pertaining to Elohim, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2he is one who can humble himself and have patience with those who are ignorant and go astray; for he himself also is subject to weaknesses.  3Because of these, he is obliged, just as he offers sacrifices for the people, likewise to offer for himself on account of his own sins.  4And no man takes this honor to himself, but only he who is called of Elohim, as was Aharon.  5So also Mashi’akh did not glorify Himself by becoming a Kohen Gadol, but He glorified Him who said to Him, “You are my Son; today have I fathered You.”  6And He said also in another place, “You are a kohen forever after the order of Malki Tzedek.”   7Even when He was clothed in the flesh, He offered prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears, to Him who was able to save Him from death; and surely He was heard.  8And though He was a good Son, because of the fear and suffering which He endured, He learned obedience.  9And as such He was perfected and became the author of Khayei Olam to all who obey Him.

10So He was called by Elohim a Kohen Gadol after the order of Malki Tzedek.  11Now concerning this very Malki Tzedek we have much to say, but it is difficult to explain, because you are dull of comprehension.  12By now you should be teachers, because you have been a long time in training; but even now you need to be taught the primary writings of D’var HaElohim; but you are still in need of milk, and not strong meat.  13For every man whose food is milk is unfamiliar with D’var HaTzedaka; for he is a babe.  14But strong meat belongs to those who are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised, having learned to make a distinction between good and evil.

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