Commentaries for Hebrews Chapter 5 The excellence of Christ's priesthood above the Levitical priesthood is shown. Here is a Bible study, commentary, and summary of Hebrews chapter five. 2 That priest himself may often do wrong things, because he is weak and human. The Christian Hebrews reproved for their little progress in the knowledge of the gospel. Hebrews 5 - NIV: Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. The end of chapter 5 and the early verses of chapter 6 form an interesting approach by the writer of Hebrews. Chapter and verse divisions are not inspired and were added much later. This shows that man had sinned. Hebrews 5:11-6:20 is a theological parenthesis. Hebrews Chapter 5. Verses 1-10: Three qualifications for the Levitical priest are presented (in verses 1-4). Second, he must have “compassion” on those who inadvertently sin out of ignorance. III. In this case, it is the idea of Jesus as a High Priest, using the example of Melchizedek. For God would not suffer sinful man to come to him alone. Our Compassionate High Priest. He offers gifts and sacrifices to God, so that God will forgive the people's sins. Principles of priesthood under the Law of MosesFor every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. Hebrews 5, Chuck Smith Bible Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is written by one of the most influential men of the modern Christianity movement. As a result, he understands other people who make mistakes. He explains the nature of the priestly office in general, Hebrews 5:1-3. On one hand, he points out that these Christians are immature and need to learn more about the subject. I think the neuter fits better (cf. Imperfect state of the believing Hebrews, and the necessity of spiritual improvement, 11-14. And here, I. That special priest's work is to serve God on behalf of God's people. The office and duty of a high priest abundantly answered in Christ. Verse 1. The proper and regular call there must be to this office, Hebrews 5:4-6. Hebrews 5:1-2 “For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to … Chapter 5. [A new version of this page can be found here] . NRSV, TEV, NJB, NIV). Notes on Chapter 5. 1. See Contextual Insights to chapter 6. The High Priest must be a man, a partaker of our nature... View the entire commentary. 5:11 "him" This pronoun can be either masculine or neuter. 1 Every leader of God's priests comes from among the people. A. Jesus, A Priest Forever. For every high priest taken from among men Therefore, it would refer to Jesus' Melchizedekian priesthood. The nature of the high priesthood of Christ; his pre-eminence, qualifications, and order, 1-10. II. In this chapter the apostle continues his discourse upon the priesthood of Christ, a sweet subject, which he would not too soon dismiss. Third, … Hebrews 5. First, he must minister in behalf of other men by offering “sacrifices for sins”. Verses 1-10 The High Priest must be a man, a partaker of our nature. This is applied to Christ. Chapter 5.