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Hebrews Chapter 7
Heb. 7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
Heb. 7:2 to who also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
Heb. 7:3 without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like to the Son of God; remains a priest perpetually.
Heb. 7:4 Now consider how great this one was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the choice goods.
Heb. 7:5 And indeed those of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a command to receive a tenth from the people according to the Law, that is, of their brothers, though they come out of the reproductive system of Abraham.
Heb. 7:6 However he whose genealogy is not counted from them, received a tenth from Abraham, and he blessed him that had the promises.
Heb. 7:7 And without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.
Heb. 7:8 And here men that die receive tenths; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.
Heb. 7:9 And as I may say so, Levi also, who receives tenths, paid a tenth in Abraham.
Heb. 7:10 For he was yet in the reproductive system of his father, when Melchizedek met him.
Heb. 7:11 Therefore if completion was by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the Law) what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Heb. 7:12 For the priesthood being removed, there is beginning to be by necessity a removing also of the Law.
Heb. 7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertains to another tribe, of which no man served at the altar.
Heb. 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
Heb. 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the likeness of Melchizedek there arises another priest,
Heb. 7:16 who is made, not after the Law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an invincible life.
Heb. 7:17 For it is testified, You are a priest going into the New Covenant Age after the order of Melchizedek.
Heb. 7:18 On one hand there is a cancellation of the commandment before us because of the weakness and fruitlessness of it.
Heb. 7:19 For the Law made nothing complete, but the bringing in of a better hope did; through which we are drawing near to God.
Heb. 7:20 And in as much as not separate from an oath,
Heb. 7:21 (for those became priests without an oath; but this with an oath by Him that said to Him, the Lord swore and will not be regretting, You are a priest going into the New Covenant Age after the order of Melchizedek:)
Heb. 7:22 by so much was Jesus made a guarantee of a better covenant.
Heb. 7:23 And there were indeed many priests, because they were not permitted to continue by reason of death:
Heb. 7:24 but this One, because He continues into the New Covenant Age, has an inviolable priesthood.
Heb. 7:25 Therefore He is able also to save them completely that are advancing to God through Him, seeing He is always living to make intercession for them.
Heb. 7:26 For such a high priest stands out to us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Heb. 7:27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for their own sins, and then for the peoples: for He did this once, when He offered up Himself.
Heb. 7:28 For the Law makes men high priests who have feebleness; but the word of the promise, which in the midst of the Law, makes the Son into the New Covenant Age complete.