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Hebrews 7

DBY 1 For this Melchisedec, King of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from smiting the kings, and blessed him; NIV 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, DBY 2 to whom Abraham gave also the tenth portion of all; first being interpreted King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is King of peace; NIV 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." DBY 3 without father, without mother, without genealogy; having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but assimilated to the Son of God, abides a priest continually. NIV 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. DBY 4 Now consider how great this [personage] was, to whom [even] the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth out of the spoils. NIV 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! DBY 5 And they indeed from among the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have commandment to take tithes from the people according to the law, that is from their brethren, though these are come out of the loins of Abraham: NIV 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. DBY 6 but he who has no genealogy from them has tithed Abraham, and blessed him who had the promises. NIV 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. DBY 7 But beyond all gainsaying, the inferior is blessed by the better. NIV 7 And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater. DBY 8 And here dying men receive tithes; but there [one] of whom the witness is that he lives; NIV 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. DBY 9 and, so to speak, through Abraham, Levi also, who received tithes, has been made to pay tithes. NIV 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, DBY 10 For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedec met him. NIV 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. DBY 11 If indeed then perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, for the people had their law given to them in connexion with *it*, what need [was there] still that a different priest should arise according to the order of Melchisedec, and not be named after the order of Aaron? NIV 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? DBY 12 For, the priesthood being changed, there takes place of necessity a change of law also. NIV 12 For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law. DBY 13 For he, of whom these things are said, belongs to a different tribe, of which no one has [ever] been attached to the service of the altar. NIV 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. DBY 14 For it is clear that our Lord has sprung out of Juda, as to which tribe Moses spake nothing as to priests. NIV 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. DBY 15 And it is yet more abundantly evident, since a different priest arises according to the similitude of Melchisedec, NIV 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, DBY 16 who has been constituted not according to law of fleshly commandment, but according to power of indissoluble life. NIV 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. DBY 17 For it is borne witness, *Thou* art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec. NIV 17 For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." DBY 18 For there is a setting aside of the commandment going before for its weakness and unprofitableness, NIV 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless DBY 19 (for the law perfected nothing,) and the introduction of a better hope by which we draw nigh to God. NIV 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. DBY 20 And by how much [it was] not without the swearing of an oath; NIV 20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, DBY 21 (for they are become priests without the swearing of an oath, but he with the swearing of an oath, by him who said, as to him, The Lord has sworn, and will not repent [of it], *Thou* [art] priest for ever [according to the order of Melchisedec];) NIV 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.' " DBY 22 by so much Jesus became surety of a better covenant. NIV 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant. DBY 23 And they have been many priests, on account of being hindered from continuing by death; NIV 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; DBY 24 but he, because of his continuing for ever, has the priesthood unchangeable. NIV 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. DBY 25 Whence also he is able to save completely those who approach by him to God, always living to intercede for them. NIV 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. DBY 26 For such a high priest became us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and become higher than the heavens: NIV 26 Such a high priest meets our need--one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. DBY 27 who has not day by day need, as the high priests, first to offer up sacrifices for his own sins, then [for] those of the people; for this he did once for all [in] having offered up himself. NIV 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. DBY 28 For the law constitutes men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the swearing of the oath which [is] after the law, a Son perfected for ever. NIV 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.