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  1. The NKJV has the term “Great High Priest,” but TPT has “King-Priest.”

    Hebrews 4:14-16
    The Passion Translation
    Jesus, Our Compassionate King-Priest
    14 So then, we must cling in faith to all we know to be true. For we have a magnificent King-Priest,[a] Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who rose into the heavenly realm for us, and now sympathizes with us in our frailty.[b] 15 He understands humanity, for as a Man, our magnificent King-Priest was tempted in every way just as we are, and conquered sin.[c] 16 So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned,[d] to receive mercy’s kiss and discover the grace we urgently need to strengthen[e] us in our time of weakness.[f]

    Footnotes
    [a]Hebrews 4:14 As translated from the Aramaic, which uses a word for a priest not
    of the Levitical order. The Aramaic word here for priest is not cohen but kumrea.
    [b]Hebrews 4:14 The Aramaic can be translated “who has sorrow with us in our
    affliction.”
    [c]Hebrews 4:15 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “He was without sin”
    (sinless).
    [d]Hebrews 4:16 Or “the throne of grace.”
    [e]Hebrews 4:16 The Greek word boetheia means “urgent help,” and is often used as
    “reinforcing” (a ship in a storm). See Acts 27:17.
    [f]Hebrews 4:16 The Aramaic can be translated “tribulation.”

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