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Hebrews 7

LEB 1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham [as he] was returning from the slaughter of 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, LEB 2 to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth of everything--in the first place, [his name] is translated "king of righteousness," and then also "king of Salem," that 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." LEB 3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God--he remains a priest for all time. 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. LEB 4 But see how great this man [was], to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth from the spoils! NIV 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! LEB 5 And indeed those of the sons of Levi who receive the priesthood have a commandment to collect a tenth from the people according to the law, that is, from their brothers, although {they are descended from 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. LEB 6 But the one who did not trace [his] descent from them collected tithes from Abraham and blessed the one 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. LEB 7 Now without any dispute the inferior is blessed by the more prominent. NIV 7 And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater. LEB 8 And in this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case it is testified 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. LEB 9 And, {so to speak}, even Levi, the one who receives tithes, has paid tithes through Abraham. NIV 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, LEB 10 For he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him. NIV 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. LEB 11 Thus if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood, for on the basis of it the people received the law, what further need [is there] for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek and not said to be according to 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? LEB 12 For [when] the priesthood changes, of necessity there is a change of the law also. NIV 12 For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law. LEB 13 For the one about whom these [things] are spoken belongs to another tribe from which no one has officiated at 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. LEB 14 For [it is] evident that our Lord is a descendant of Judah, a tribe [with reference] to which Moses said nothing concerning priests. NIV 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. LEB 15 And it is still more clear, if another priest according to the likeness of Melchizedek arises, NIV 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, LEB 16 who has become [a priest] not according to a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible 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. LEB 17 For it is testified, "You [are] a priest {forever}<note: Literally "for the age"> according to the order of Melchizedek."<note: A quotation from Ps 110:4 (see also Heb 5:6; 6:20)> NIV 17 For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." LEB 18 For on the one hand a preceding commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness NIV 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless LEB 19 (for the law [made] nothing perfect), but on the other hand [there is] the introduction of a better hope through which we draw near to God. NIV 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. LEB 20 And by as much as [this was] not without an oath (for these on the one hand {have become priests} without an oath, NIV 20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, LEB 21 but he with an oath by the one who said to him, "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, 'You [are] a priest {forever}<note: Literally "for the age">'"<note: A quotation from Ps 110:4 (see also Heb 5:6; 6:20; 7:17)>), 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.' " LEB 22 by so much more Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant. NIV 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant. LEB 23 And indeed many {have become} priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing [in office], NIV 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; LEB 24 but he, because he continues {forever}, holds the priesthood permanently. NIV 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. LEB 25 Therefore also he is able to save completely those who draw near to God through him, [because he] always lives in order to intercede on their behalf. NIV 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. LEB 26 For a high priest such as this indeed is fitting for us, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and having become exalted [above] 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. LEB 27 who does not {need every day} like the former high priests to offer up sacrifices for his own sins [and] then for the [sins] of the people, because he did this once for all [when he] 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. LEB 28 For the law appoints men [as] high priests who have weakness, but the statement of the oath, after the law, [appoints] a Son, who is made perfect {forever}. 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.