And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.(A)

In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory(B) of becoming a high priest.(C) But God said(D) to him,

“You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father.”[a](E)

And he says in another place,

“You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek.(F)[b](G)

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  1. Hebrews 5:5 Psalm 2:7
  2. Hebrews 5:6 Psalm 110:4