I looked about 30 versions of English Bible, of Hebrews 2:17, I found all of them have (high priest) or (chief priest). Only DRB has (priest), the Latin Vulgate has (pontifex).
(pontifex)=member of the principal college of priests.
Hebrews 2:17 (DRB):
Wherefore it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful priest before God, that he might be a propitiation for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 2:17 Latin Vulgate:
- unde debuit per omnia fratribus similare ut misericors fieret et fidelis pontifex ad Deum ut repropitiaret delicta populi
Are there versions other than DRB have (priest), not (high priest)?
Wycliffe Bible has: a faithful bishop.
DRB (Douay-Rheims Bible) has (high priest) as translation of (pontificem) of the Latin Vulgate of Hebrews 3:1.
Thus, Hebrews 2:17, pontifex=priest. DRB. Hebrews 3:1, pontificem=high priest. DRB.