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In the coming chapters, Paul will discuss the priesthood of Christ and the amazing assistance Jesus makes available for all believers. In chapter 5, Paul explains Christ’s qualifications for the role of high priest and reprimands his audience for their lack of



Hebrews 5:1-4

Paul lists the qualifications for a priest: appointed by God, offers gifts and sacrifices, he is human, with human weaknesses and can deal with sinners with understanding.

Hebrews 5:5-6

Paul points out that Jesus was called by God to be a priest, therefore, His priesthood is legitimate.

Hebrews 5:7-10

Jesus meets the qualifications for being a high priest.

Hebrews 5:11-14

Paul has much to say about Christ’s priesthood according to the order of Melchizedek, but since the recipients of this letter have not gone on to maturity it will be difficult for them to understand.