Hebrews 5:4

“And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And no man taketh this honour vnto himselfe, but hee that is called of God, as was Aaron.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And no one takes the honor to himself, but {receives it} when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And no man taketh the honor unto himself, but when he is called of God, even as was Aaron.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And no man who is not given authority by God, as Aaron was, takes this honour for himself.
- Basic English Bible

And no one takes the honour to himself but [as] called by God, even as Aaron also.
- Darby Bible

And no man taketh this honor to himself, but he that is called by God, as was Aaron:
- Webster's Bible

And no one takes this honourable office upon himself, but only accepts it when called to it by God, as Aaron was.
- Weymouth Bible

Nobody takes this honor on himself, but he is called by God, just like Aaron was.
- World English Bible

Nethir ony man taketh to hym onour, but he that is clepid of God, as Aaron was.
- Wycliffe Bible

and no one to himself doth take the honour, but he who is called by God, as also Aaron:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 5:4

5:4 The apostle begins here to treat of the priesthood of Christ. The sum of what he observes concerning it is, Whatever is excellent in the Levitical priesthood is in Christ, and in a more eminent manner; and whatever is wanting in those priests is in him. And no one taketh this honour - The priesthood. To himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron - And his posterity, who were all of them called at one and the same time. But it is observable, Aaron did not preach at all; preaching being no part of the priestly office.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 5:4

Heb 5:4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself. He must be called to it by God. As [was] Aaron. Aaron was so appointed. See Ex 28:1 Le 8:2.

Discussion for Hebrews 5

  • Bill
    vs 5 "today I have begotten thee" means the firstborn. And as the firstborn son He had more of an inheritance. This is great news for those who trust in Jesus for their justification and sanctification. They will rule and reign with him in the millennial kingdom.
  • Ibrahim
    If Jesus prayed and cried out loud to the one who would save him from death and his prayers were heard and answered, it means he didn't die but God raised him up to himself alive, correct or not? Please explain it to me further more, I mean it's confusing.
  • Marcus
    I really didn't know what to think of the chapter. However, that's why am still consuming milk and not strong meat. Lord help me to grow in your word. For I am blind.
  • Geraldine cole
    Mine s I believe all the childern of the Lord Jesus Christ have felt like u so u are not along that when we need to ask our comforter the Holy Ghost to help us and lead us to all truth that is his job u no that why Jesus said he Would leave us a comforter so we must pray for the Holy Ghost if we don't have it we need to have christian friend to support us as well and know that Jesus is all ways there he said he would never leave us alone and his Angles are camp all around Us always even when we cannot feel Jesus he is right there praise the Lord Jesus for his Love always
  • Linda Faye Hudson
    I totally agree with all comments because is our higher power and can to all things and we are here to spread his gospel. There are time I feel like a baby and when I feel like needing milk I pray a little pray and ask for meat of the word to know and understand what I need do.
  • Motdaugrnds
    A NEW VISION: I cannot see the mortal's flesh nor hear the mortal sigh. Mine eyes love not vain glory now nor list I to carnal minds. But by the grace of God mine eyes behold a fairer land and all the beauties of this earth have naught on which to stand. Nor do pleasures here I seek, but joys beyond compare for which my Savior died for me...that I might have a share. And now mine heart holds things devine, by prayer thru darkness apan. And Jesus intercedes for me and lays them in my hands....

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