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For every High Priest is taken from among men (and is ordained for men) in things pertaining to God, so that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.

He is able to have compassion on the ignorant and the wayward, because he also is encompassed by infirmity.

And for the same reason he must also offer for his own sins as well as for the people’s.

And no man takes this honor for himself, but rather he who is called by God (as was Aaron).

So likewise, Christ did not take this honor for Himself (to be made the High Priest), but He Who said to Him, “You are My Son. This day I begat You”.

As He also, in another place states, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek,

Who, in the days of his flesh, offered up prayers and supplications (with strong crying and tears) to Him Who was able to save him from death. And He was heard because he feared.

And though He was the Son, he still learned obedience by the things which he suffered.

And being consecrated, He was made the Author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.

10 And He is called by God “A High Priest after the order of Melchizedek”,

11 of Whom we have many things to say which are hard to understand because you are dull of hearing.

12 For though you ought to be teachers by this time, once again you need us to teach you the first principles of the word of God, still having need of milk, and not solid food.

13 For everyone who uses milk is ignorant of the word of righteousness. For he is an infant.

14 But solid food belongs to those who are of age; who through long practice have their wits exercised to discern both good and evil.