Coverdale(i) 1 For euery hye prest that is taken fro amoge men, is ordeyned for men in thinges pertayninge to God, to offer giftes and sacrifices for synne: 2 which can haue copassion on the ignoraunt, and on them that are out of the waye, for so moch as he himselfe also is compased aboute with infirmyte. 3 Therfore is he bounde to offer for synnes, as well for him selfe as for ye people. 4 And noma taketh ye honoure vnto himselfe, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. 5 Euen so Christ glorified not himselfe to be made hye prest, but he yt sayde vnto him: Thou art my sonne, this daye haue I begotten the. 6 As he sayeth also in another place: Thou art a prest for euer after ye order of Melchisedech. 7 And in ye dayes of his fleshe, he offred vp prayers & supplicacions, wt stroge cryenge & teares vnto him yt was able to saue him fro death: & was herde also, because he had God in honoure. 8 And though he was Gods sonne, yet lerned he obedience, by those thinges which he suffred. 9 And he beynge made perfecte, became the cause of euerlastinge saluacio, vnto all the yt obeye him, 10 and is called of God an hye prest after the order of Melchisedech. 11 Wherof we haue many thinges to saye, which are harde to be vttered, because ye are dull of hearynge. 12 For where as concernynge the tyme ye ought to be teachers, yet haue ye nede agayne, yt we teach you the first preceptes of the worde of God: and are become soch as haue nede of mylke, and not stronge meate. 13 For euery one that is fed yet with mylte, is vnexperte in the worde of righteousnes, for he is but a babe. 14 But stronge meate belongeth vnto them yt are perfecte, which thorow custome haue their wyttes exercysed to iudge both good and euell.