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Hebrews 7:1-21

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, 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, 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." 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." 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. 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. NIV 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! NIV 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 7 And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater. NIV 7 And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater. 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. 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. NIV 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, NIV 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, NIV 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. NIV 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. 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? 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? NIV 12 For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law. NIV 12 For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law. 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. 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. NIV 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. NIV 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. NIV 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, NIV 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 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. 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. NIV 17 For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." NIV 17 For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." NIV 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless NIV 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless NIV 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by 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. NIV 20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, NIV 20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 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.' " 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.' "