Hebrews 2:10, what is the meaning of perfecting Jesus through sufferings?
Hebrews 2:10 (ASV):
For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all
things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their
salvation perfect through sufferings.
Isn't He already perfect?
Yes, the Scriptures show that Jesus was a perfect human being, unblemished and spotless and continued to maintain his perfection and integrity under test.
1 Peter 1:18-19 (NASB)
18 knowing that you were not [a]redeemed with perishable things like
silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your
forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and
spotless, the blood of Christ.
What is the meaning of perfecting Jesus through sufferings?
To maintain his perfection and integrity under test, was in accord with God's purpose.
Hebrews 2:10 (NASB) [Jesus] in brackets entered in verse by me
10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author [Jesus] of their salvation through sufferings
Aren't sufferings of the Christ for Salvation of the Sinners, not for perfection of the Christ?
By Jesus’ proving himself perfectly righteous and sinless through his entire life and ministry, including his sacrifice, provided the basis for declaring righteous those persons having faith in Christ.
Christ thus "gave himself a corresponding ransom for all." Not all will avail themselves of this provision for salvation, but God approves the application of its benefits to those who accept it in faith. Romans 5:17-19, 1 Timothy 2:5-6
1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NASB)
5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the
man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the
testimony [a]given at [b]the proper time.
Romans 5:17-19 (NASB)
17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the
one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the
gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus
Christ. 18 So then as through one transgression [a]there resulted in
condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness
[b]there resulted in the justification of life to all men.19 For as
through the one man’s disobedience, the many were made sinners, even
so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.