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|738||OUR UNDERSTANDING PRIEST||Hebrews 2, 4, and 6, NIV|
We see Jesus,|
who was made a little lower than the angels,
now crowned with glory and honor
because he suffered death,
so that by the grace of God
he might taste death for everyone.
For this reason he had to be made
like his brothers in every way,
in order that he might become a merciful
and faithful high priest in service to God,
and that he might make atonement for
the sins of the people.
Because he himself suffered
when he was tempted,
he is able to help those
who are being tempted.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest
who has gone through the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God,
let us hold firmly to the faith we profess....
Let us then approach the throne of
grace with confidence,
so that we may receive mercy and
find grace to help us in our time of need.
We have this hope as an anchor for
the soul, firm and secure.