Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Hebrews 7 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
Douay-Rheims (RHE) New International Version (NIV)
1 For this Melchisedech was king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham 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 Abraham divided the tithes of all: who first indeed by interpretation is king of justice: and then also king of Salem, that is, king of peace: 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 likened unto the Son of God, continueth a priest for ever. 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 is, to whom also Abraham the patriarch gave tithes out of the principal things. 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!
5 And indeed they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is to say, of their brethren: though they themselves also came out of the loins of Abraham. 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 pedigree is not numbered among them, received tithes of Abraham and blessed him that had 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 And without all contradiction, that which is less is blessed by the better. 7 And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater.
8 And here indeed, men that die receive tithes: but there, he hath witness that he liveth. 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 And (as it may be said) even Levi who received tithes paid tithes in Abraham: 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 Melchisedech met him. 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.
11 If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech: and not be called according to the order of Aaron? 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 translated, it is necessary that a translation also be made 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 spoken is of another tribe, of which no one attended on 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 sprung out of Juda: in which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priests. 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.
15 And it is yet far more evident: if according to the similitude of Melchisedech there ariseth another priest, 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,
16 Who is made, not according to the law of a law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an indissoluble 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 he testifieth: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech. 17 For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
18 There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof: 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless
19 For the law brought nothing to perfection: but a bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh to God. 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.
20 And inasmuch as it is not without an oath (for the others indeed were made priests without an oath: 20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath,
21 But this with an oath, by him that said unto him: The Lord hath sworn and he will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever). 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 is Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.
23 And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue: 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;
24 But this, for that he continueth for ever, hath an everlasting priesthood: 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.
25 Whereby he is able also to save for ever them that come to God by him; always living to make intercession for us. 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 it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, 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 needeth not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, in offering 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 maketh men priests, who have infirmity: but the word of the oath (which was since the law) the Son who is perfected for evermore. 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.