5:4 And no one assumes this honor 1 on his own initiative, 2 but only when called to it by God, 3 as in fact Aaron was. 5:5 So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming high priest, but the one who glorified him was God, 4 who said to him, “You are my Son! Today I have fathered you,” 5 5:6 as also in another place God 6 says, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” 7 5:7 During his earthly life 8 Christ 9 offered 10 both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his devotion. 5:8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered. 11 5:9 And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 5:10 and he was designated 12 by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek. 13
1 sn Honor refers here to the honor of the high priesthood.
2 tn Grk “by himself, on his own.”
3 tn Grk “being called by God.”
4 tn Grk “the one”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
sn A quotation from Ps 2:7.
6 tn Grk “he”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
8 tn Grk “in the days of his flesh.”
9 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Christ) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
11 sn There is a wordplay in the Greek text between the verbs “learned” (ἔμαθεν, emaqen) and “suffered” (ἔπαθεν, epaqen).