¶ FOR every high priest chosen from among men is ordained on behalf of men about things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
He is one who can humble himself and have compassion on those who are ignorant and go astray;
for he himself also is subject to weaknesses.
Because of these, he is obliged, just as he offers sacrifices for the people, likewise to offer for himself on account of his own sins.
And no man takes this honor to himself, but only he who is called of God, as was Aaron.
So also Christ did not glorify himself by becoming a high priest, but he glorified him who said to him, Thou art my Son;
today have I begotten thee.
And he said also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Even when he was clothed in the flesh, he offered prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death;
and verily he was heard.
And though he was a good Son, because of fear and suffering which he endured, he learned obedience.
And he grew to be perfect and became the author of life everlasting to all who obey him;
¶ So he was called by God a high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Now concerning this very Melchisedec we have much to say, but it is difficult to explain because you are dull of comprehension.
By now you should be teachers because you have been a long time in training;
but even now you need to be taught the primary writings of the word of God;
but you are still in need of milk, and not strong meat.
For every man whose food is milk is unfamiliar with the word of righteousness;
for he is a babe.
But strong meat belongs to those who are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.