- For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
- he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;
- and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself.
- And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.
- So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU";