Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The threefold office of Jesus Christ is that he comes as Prophet, Priest and King. He is the prophet because he delivers to us the message that God wants us to hear, which is the importance of repentance in the face of God's mercy, grace and love. He is King because he rules over all, and he is Priest because he stands between us and God, bringing us into the presence of God and mediating the relationship. He understands us, because he is fully human, and he understands God, because he is fully God. Because Christ stands in the gap, we can go to him with confidence, because he understands what it is like to be human. He does not treat us rudely, or look down on us because of our sin, but rather he looks upon us with compassion and love, helping us find the way to healing through the sacrifice he offers, the perfect sacrifice of his sinless life on the cross, and in doing so he creates a path through death into life.