Jesus was “made perfect” after he successfully passed the test of his earthly ministry. Not until he said, “It is finished,” did he seal his course and reward. Thus the word “perfect” sometimes indicates a form of completion, which is more than just maturity. The completion occurred when Jesus died on the Cross, and the approval came when God raised him out of death. Paul was saying that the forgiveness of sins was predicated not only on the death but also on the resurrection of Jesus. In other words, in connection with the forgiveness of sin and salvation, his resurrection was just as vital as his death on the Cross. Jesus did all he could, and then a silence followed while he was in the tomb.