English Standard Version
And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
King James Bible
And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
American Standard Version
And no man taketh the honor unto himself, but when he is called of God, even as was Aaron.
Neither doth any man take the honour to himself, but he that is called by God, as Aaron was.
English Revised Version
And no man taketh the honour unto himself, but when he is called of God, even as was Aaron.
Webster's Bible Translation
And no man taketh this honor to himself, but he that is called by God, as was Aaron:
Weymouth New Testament
And no one takes this honourable office upon himself, but only accepts it when called to it by God, as Aaron was.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The high priest must be divinely called. One thus compassed with infirmity would shrink from such an office unless called to it by God.
He that is called (καλούμενος)
The A.V. follows T.R., ὁ καλούμενος. The article should be omitted. Rend. but being called by God (he taketh it), as did Aaron.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve me as priests--Aaron and Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
to be a reminder to the people of Israel, so that no outsider, who is not of the descendants of Aaron, should draw near to burn incense before the LORD, lest he become like Korah and his company--as the LORD said to him through Moses.
And you and your sons with you shall guard your priesthood for all that concerns the altar and that is within the veil; and you shall serve. I give your priesthood as a gift, and any outsider who comes near shall be put to death."
1 Chronicles 23:13
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron was set apart to dedicate the most holy things, that he and his sons forever should make offerings before the LORD and minister to him and pronounce blessings in his name forever.
2 Chronicles 26:18
and they withstood King Uzziah and said to him, "It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Go out of the sanctuary, for you have done wrong, and it will bring you no honor from the LORD God."
John answered, "A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.
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