Hebrews 5:3
New International Version
This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.

New Living Translation
That is why he must offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as theirs.

English Standard Version
Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people.

Berean Study Bible
That is why he is obligated to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.

Berean Literal Bible
and because of this, he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, so also for himself, just as for the people.

King James Bible
And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

New King James Version
Because of this he is required as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins.

New American Standard Bible
and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins for himself, as well as for the people.

NASB 1995
and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself.

NASB 1977
and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself.

Amplified Bible
and because of this [human weakness] he is required to offer sacrifices for sins, for himself as well as for the people.

Christian Standard Bible
Because of this, he must make an offering for his own sins as well as for the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of this, he must make a sin offering for himself as well as for the people.

American Standard Version
and by reason thereof is bound, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he owes a debt for his own sake, that as for the people, in this way also for his own sake, he will make an offering for his sins.

Contemporary English Version
This is why he must offer sacrifices for his own sins and for the sins of others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And therefore he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

English Revised Version
and by reason thereof is bound, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

Good News Translation
And because he is himself weak, he must offer sacrifices not only for the sins of the people but also for his own sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because he has weaknesses, he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins in the same way that he does for the sins of his people.

International Standard Version
For that reason he is obligated to offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as for those of the people.

Literal Standard Version
and because of this [weakness] he ought, just as for the people, so also for himself, to bring forward [sacrifices] for sins;

NET Bible
and for this reason he is obligated to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people.

New Heart English Bible
Because of this, he must offer sacrifices for sins for the people, as well as for himself.

Weymouth New Testament
And for this reason he is required to offer sin-offerings not only for the people but also for himself.

World English Bible
Because of this, he must offer sacrifices for sins for the people, as well as for himself.

Young's Literal Translation
and because of this infirmity he ought, as for the people, so also for himself to offer for sins;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Perfect High Priest
2He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and misguided, since he himself is beset by weakness. 3 That is why he is obligated to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. 4No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was.…

Cross References
Leviticus 9:7
Then Moses said to Aaron, "Approach the altar and sacrifice your sin offering and your burnt offering to make atonement for yourself and for the people. And sacrifice the people's offering to make atonement for them, as the LORD has commanded."

Leviticus 16:6
Aaron is to present the bull for his sin offering and make atonement for himself and his household.

1 Corinthians 15:3
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Hebrews 7:27
Unlike the other high priests, He does not need to offer daily sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people; He sacrificed for sin once for all when He offered up Himself.

Hebrews 9:7
But only the high priest entered the second room, and then only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.

Hebrews 10:12
But when this Priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God.


Treasury of Scripture

And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

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Hebrews 7:27
Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

Hebrews 9:7
But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

Exodus 29:12-19
And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood beside the bottom of the altar…









(3) To be closely joined with Hebrews 5:2 : "Is compassed with infirmity, and by reason thereof is bound . . ." The law of the Day of Atonement required a sin-offering of a bullock and a burnt-offering of a ram for the high priest himself, and for the congregation a sin-offering of two he-goats and a burnt-offering of a ram. Over his own sin-offering the high priest made confession of sins, first for himself and his household, then for the priests; over the goat sent into the wilderness the sins of the people were confessed.

Verse 3. - And by reason hereof he ought (or, is bound, ὀφείλει), as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. This obligation is evident in the case of the high priests of the Law. Consequently, their sin offering for themselves, in the first place, was a prominent part of the ceremonial of the Day of Atonement, which the writer may be supposed to have especially in view (Leviticus 16.). But can we suppose any corresponding necessity in the case of Christ? The argument does not absolutely require that we should, since the obligation of the Levitical high priest may be adduced only in proof of his own experience of ἀσθενεία. Christ, though under no such obligation, might still fulfill the requisites of a high priest, expressed in the case of sinful high priests by the obligation to offer for themselves; and we may (as Ebrard says) leave it to the writer to show hew he does fulfill them. Whether, however, there was in Christ's own experience anything corresponding to the high priest's offering for himself will be considered under vers. 7, 8.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
That is why
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

he is obligated
ὀφείλει (opheilei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3784: Or, its prolonged form opheileo probably from the base of ophelos; to owe; figuratively, to be under obligation; morally, to fail in duty.

to offer sacrifices
προσφέρειν (prospherein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 4374: From pros and phero; to bear towards, i.e. Lead to, tender, treat.

for
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

his own
αὑτοῦ (hautou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

sins,
ἁμαρτιῶν (hamartiōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 266: From hamartano; a sin.

as well as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

for [the sins of]
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people.
λαοῦ (laou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.


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