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1 For this Malki-Tzedek, king of Shalem, Kohen of El `Elyon, who met Avraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 1 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him,
2 to whom also Avraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then also King of Shalem, which is King of shalom; 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means "king of righteousness"; then also, "king of Salem" means "king of peace."
3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God), remains a Kohen continually. 3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever.
4 Now consider how great this man was, to whom even Avraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the best spoils. 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!
5 They indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the Kohen's office have a mitzvah to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brothers, though these have come out of the loins of Avraham, 5 Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people--that is, their brothers--even though their brothers are descended from Abraham.
6 but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has taken tithes of Avraham, and has blessed him who has the promises. 6 This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.
7 But without any dispute the less is blessed of the better. 7 And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater.
8 Here men who die receive tithes, but there one, of whom it is testified that he lives. 8 In the one case, the tenth is collected by men who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living.
9 So to say, through Avraham even Levi, who receives tithes, has paid tithes, 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham,
10 for he was yet in the loins of his father when Malki-Tzedek met him. 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.
11 Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it have the people received the law), what further need was there for another Kohen to arise after the order of Malki-Tzedek, and not be called after the order of Aharon? 11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still need for another priest to come--one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?
12 For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also of the law. 12 For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law.
13 For he of whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no man has given attendance at the altar. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord has sprung out of Yehudah, as to which tribe Moshe spoke nothing concerning priesthood. 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.
15 This is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Malki-Tzedek there arises another Kohen, 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,
16 who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly mitzvah, but after the power of an endless life: 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.
17 for it is testified, "You are a Kohen forever, According to the order of Malki-Tzedek." 17 For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
18 For there is an annulling of a foregoing mitzvah because of its weakness and uselessness 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless
19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw near to God. 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.
20 Inasmuch as it is not without the taking of an oath, 20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath,
21 for they indeed have been made Kohanim without an oath; but he with an oath by him that says of him, "The Lord swore and will not change his mind, 'You are a Kohen forever, According to the order of Malki-Tzedek'". 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: 'You are a priest forever.' "
22 By so much has Yeshua become the collateral of a better covenant. 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.
23 Many, indeed, have been made Kohanim, because they are hindered from continuing by death. 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;
24 But he, because he lives forever, has his priesthood unchangeable. 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.
25 Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
26 For such a Kohen Gadol was fitting for us: holy, guiltless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 26 Such a high priest meets our need--one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
27 who doesn't need, like those Kohenim Gedolim, to daily offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. For this he did once for all, when he offered up himself. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.
28 For the law appoints men Kohenim Gedolim, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, appoints a Son, perfected forevermore. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.