This page has been robot translated, sorry for typos if any. Original content here.

Hebrews 7

Previous chapter Index Next chapter
one For Melchizedek, king of Salim, a priest of the Most High God, the one who met Abraham and blessed him, returning after the defeat of the kings,
2 to which tithe was separated by Abraham from everything, - first, by the signification of [name], the king of truth, and then the king of Salim, that is, the king of the world,
3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither the beginning of days, nor the end of life, becoming like the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.
4 See how great the one to whom the patriarch Abraham also tithe of his best spoils.
5 Those who receive the priesthood from the sons of Levi have the commandment to take tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brothers, although these came from the loins of Abraham.
6 But this one, not descending from their kind, received tithes from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.
7 Without any prejudice, the lesser is blessed by the greater.
8 And here mortals take tithing, and there - having a testimony of himself that he lives.
nine And, so to speak, Levi himself, who receives tithes, in the [person] of Abraham tithed:
10 for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

eleven So, if perfection was achieved through the Levitical priesthood, - for the law of the people was conjoined with it, - what other need would another rebel have to rebel after the order of Melchizedek, and not according to the order of Aaron?
12 Because with a change in the priesthood, there must be a change in law.
thirteen For the One, about whom this is spoken, belonged to another tribe, from which no one approached the altar.
14 For it is known that our Lord shone from the tribe of Judah, of which Moses did not say anything about the priesthood.
fifteen And this is even more clearly seen [from the fact] that, in the likeness of Melchizedek, another Priest rises,
sixteen Which is not according to the law of the carnal commandment, but according to the power of life unceasing.
17 For it is testified: You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
eighteen The abolition of the former commandment happens because of its weakness and futility,
nineteen for the law brought nothing to perfection; but a better hope is introduced by which we draw near to God.
twenty And as [this was] not without an oath, -
21 for they were priests without an oath, and this one with an oath, because it is said of Him: the Lord swore, and will not repent: You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek, -
22 then the best covenant was made by Jesus.
23 Moreover, there were many priests, because death did not allow one to stay alone;
24 and this one, as he abides forever, has an enduring priesthood,
25 therefore, he can always save those who come through Him to God, being always alive to intercede for them.
26 Such should be our High Priest: a saint, uninvolved in evil, immaculate, separated from sinners and exalted above heaven,
27 Who does not need daily, like those high priests, to make sacrifices first for his sins, then for the sins of the people, for He did this once, having sacrificed Himself.
28 For the law provides the high priests of people who have weaknesses; and the oath, after the law, [put] the Son, for ever perfect.

Previous chapter Index Next chapter