Hebrews 7:16

“Who is made not after the Law of a carnall commandement, but after the power of an endles life.”

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Other Translations

Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
- King James Version

who has become {such} not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who hath been made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life:
- American Standard Version (1901)

That is to say, not made by a law based on the flesh, but by the power of a life without end:
- Basic English Bible

who has been constituted not according to law of fleshly commandment, but according to power of indissoluble life.
- Darby Bible

Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
- Webster's Bible

and hold His office not in obedience to any temporary Law, but by virtue of an indestructible Life.
- Weymouth Bible

who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life:
- World English Bible

which is not maad bi the lawe of fleischli maundement, but bi vertu of lijf that may not be vndon.
- Wycliffe Bible

who came not according to the law of a fleshly command, but according to the power of an endless life,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:16


7:16 Who is made - A priest. Not after the law of a carnal commandment - Not according to the Mosaic law, which consisted chiefly of commandments that were carnal, compared to the spirituality of the gospel. But after the power of an endless life - Which he has in himself, as the eternal Son of God.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:16


Heb 7:16 Who is made. The Levitical priesthood based their claims on a law of a carnal commandment. a fleshly claim, that of hereditary right. Eleazer succeeded Aaron (Nu 20:28) because he was his son, and so each high priest. The power of an endless life. The claim of the great high priest is not fleshly descent, but that he lives forever. He demonstrated his title to the office by rising from the dead. He was exalted to the kingly priesthood when he arose from the dead (Eph 1:20).

Discussion for Hebrews 7

  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:22 by so much was JESUS made a surety of a better testament 1 TIMOTHY 6:3 if any man teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words even the words of our LORD JESUS CHRIST and to the doctrine which is according to godliness 6:4 --- he is proud knowing nothing --- but doting about questions and strifes of words whereof cometh envy strife railings evil surmisings
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    It is not for the wicked who walk after the flesh to understand. But now, it pleases my Holy Father for me to glory in the knowledge given me by the Spirit of Christ. For it is written, But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.
  • Steve
    Who can understand the mechanics of the Supreme Being. Noone! We don't even fully understand the mechanics of being alive in a body which has a end, but the Spirit which enlivens us doesn't. Melchidec appeared out of nowhere to Abraham as an emissary and is never heard from again. You say he was Jesus walking the earth on a recon mission. I say that Jesus was born of woman, Melchisidec wasn't
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:24 BUT THIS MAN BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER HATH AN --- UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD --- 7:25 -- WHEREFORE --HE-- IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME TO GOD --BY HIM-- SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM *** HEBREWS 9:16 FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS THERE --MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY-- BE THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR ***
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law ROMANS 8:2 for the law of the spirit of life in CHRIST JESUS hath made me free from the law of sin and death EPHESIANS 4:24 and that you put on the new man which after GOD is created in righteousness and true holiness
  • Steve morrow
    *** HEBREWS 7:22 BY SO MUCH WAS JESUS MADE A SURETY OF A BETTER TESTAMENT ***

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