Hebrews 5:4
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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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Vincent'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.

Hebrews 5:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 28:1 And take you to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel...

Leviticus 8:2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams...

Numbers 3:3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office.

Numbers 16:5,7,10,35,40,46-48 And he spoke to Korah and to all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy...

Numbers 17:3-11 And you shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers...

Numbers 18:1-5 And the LORD said to Aaron, You and your sons and your father's house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary...

1 Chronicles 23:13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever...

2 Chronicles 26:18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said to him, It appertains not to you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD...

John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

Cross References
Exodus 28:1
"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.

Numbers 16:40
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.

Numbers 18:7
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 3:27
John answered, "A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.

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