Hebrews 7:8

“And here men that die receiue tithes: but there hee receiueth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liueth.”

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Other Translations

And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
- King James Version

In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one {receives them,} of whom it is witnessed that he lives on.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And here men that die receive tithes; but there one, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now at the present time, men over whom death has power take the tenth; but then it was taken by one of whom it is witnessed that he is living.
- Basic English Bible

And here dying men receive tithes; but there [one] of whom the witness is that he lives;
- Darby Bible

And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is testified that he liveth.
- Webster's Bible

Moreover here frail mortal men receive tithes: there one receives them about whom there is evidence that he is alive.
- Weymouth Bible

Here people who die receive tithes, but there one receives tithes of whom it is testified that he lives.
- World English Bible

And heere deedli men taken tithis; but there he berith witnessyng, that he lyueth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and here, indeed, men who die do receive tithes, and there [he], who is testified to that he was living,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:8


7:8 And here - In the Levitical priesthood. But there - In the case of Melchisedec. He of whom it is testified that he liveth - Who is not spoken of as one that died for another to succeed him; but is represented only as living, no mention being made either of his birth or death.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:8


Heb 7:8 Here men that die receive tithes. The Aaronic priesthood die, and the death of the high priest is a matter of record. Their morality was a prominent feature, but in the case of Melchizedek, he [receiveth them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. He who receives tithes "liveth" right on as far as the records tell us. We behold him only as a living priest, typical of a priest who liveth forever.

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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