1. Hebrews 5:1–10 (ESV)
  2. Structure and outline

The contrast in Hebrews 5:1-10

Hebrews 5:1–10 (ESV)

1 For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

The first section (Hebrews 5:1–4) has “every high priest” as its subject; in Hebrews 5:5–10 Christ is the subject. He is compared to the high priest. First the author discusses the performance (Hebrews 5:1–3) and the appointment (Hebrews 5:4) of the high priest. Then, in reverse order, he deals with the appointment (Hebrews 5:5–6) ​​and the ministry of Christ (Hebrews 5:7–10).1