Hebrews 5:5

So also Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, You are my Son, today have I begotten you.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
So also Christ, as man, did not glorify himself, by assuming this dignity of high priest, but had it conferred upon him by the divine decrees of his eternal Father, who said to him: Thou art my Son, and thou art a priest forever (Witham)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
He appears to me in these words also to hint at the priests of the Jews, as being no longer priests, [but] intruders and corrupters of the law of the priesthood; Hebrews 5:5 So Christ also glorified not Himself to be made an High Priest. How then was He appointed (one says)? For Aaron was many times appointed as by the Rod, and when the fire came down and destroyed those who wished to intrude into the priesthood. But in this instance, on the contrary, they [the Jewish Priests] not only suffered nothing, but even are in high esteem. Whence then [His appointment]? He shows it from the prophecy. He has nothing [to allege] perceptible by sense, nothing visible. For this cause he affirms it from prophecy, from things future; But He that said unto Him You are My Son, today have I begotten You. What has this to do with the Son? Yea (he says) it is a preparation for His being appointed by God.

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
And named the Priest of God the Father unto eternity.

The Apostolic Constitutions

AD 375
Who was not a priest, and yet would exercise the functions of the priests, was smitten with leprosy for his transgression; so every lay person shall not be unpunished who despises God, and is so mad as to affront His priests, and unjustly to snatch that honour to himself: not imitating Christ, "who glorified not Himself to be made an high priest; "

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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