5:1 For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
5:1 Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

5:2 He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.
5:2 He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness;

5:3 Because of this he is bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people.
5:3 and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people.

5:4 And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was.
5:4 And one does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was.

5:5 So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee";
5:5 So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, "You are my Son, today I have begotten you";

5:6 as he says also in another place, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchiz'edek."
5:6 as he says also in another place, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

5:7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard for his godly fear.
5:7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers 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 reverent submission.

5:8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered;
5:8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered;

5:9 and being made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
5:9 and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,

5:10 being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchiz'edek.
5:10 having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

5:11 About this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
5:11 About this we have much to say that is hard to explain, since you have become dull in understanding.

5:12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need some one to teach you again the first principles of God's word. You need milk, not solid food;
5:12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic elements of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food;

5:13 for every one who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a child.
5:13 for everyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is unskilled in the word of righteousness.

5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their faculties trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.