Hebrews 5:1-14, NLT
1Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other people in their dealings with God. He presents their gifts to God and offers sacrifices for their sins.
4And no one can become a high priest simply because he wants such an honor. He must be called by God for this work, just as Aaron was.
“You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father.*5:5 Or Today I reveal you as my Son. Ps 2:7.”
6And in another passage God said to him,
“You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”*5:6 Ps 110:4.
7While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.
A Call to Spiritual Growth
11There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen.