For a man to hold the priesthood, he must be called of God as was Aaron—Christ was a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek—Jesus Christ is the Author of eternal salvation.
1 For every high priest taken from among men is aordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and bsacrifices for sins:
2 Who can have acompassion on the ignorant, and on them that are bout of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for asins.
4 And no man taketh this ahonour unto himself, but he that is bcalled of God, as was cAaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my aSon, to day have I begotten thee.
6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a apriest bfor ever after the order of cMelchisedec.
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up aprayers and supplications with bstrong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard cin that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet alearned he bobedience by the things which he csuffered;
9 And being made aperfect, he became the bauthor of eternal csalvation unto all them that obey him;
10 aCalled of God an bhigh priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and ahard to be buttered, seeing ye are dull of chearing.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of amilk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth amilk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.