Hebrews 6:20

“Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whither the forerunner is for vs entrrd; euen Iesus, made an high Priest for euer after the order of Melchisedec.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whither as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Where Jesus has gone before us, as a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
- Basic English Bible

where Jesus is entered as forerunner for us, become for ever a high priest according to the order of Melchisedec.
- Darby Bible

Whither the forerunner hath for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
- Webster's Bible

where Jesus has entered as a forerunner on our behalf, having become, like Melchizedek, a High Priest for ever.
- Weymouth Bible

where as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
- World English Bible

where the bifore goere, Jhesus, that is maad bischop with outen ende bi the ordre of Melchisedech, entride for vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

whither a forerunner for us did enter -- Jesus, after the order of Melchisedek chief priest having become -- to the age.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:20


6:20 A forerunner uses to be less in dignity than those that are to follow him. But it is not so here; for Christ who is gone before us is infinitely superior to us. What an honour is it to believers, to have so glorious a forerunner, now appearing in the presence of God for them.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:20


Heb 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] Jesus. As the High Priest entered within the veil into the Holy of Holies, so our High Priest has entered for us, and before us, into the heavens. Made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. See notes on Heb 7:1-10.

Discussion for Hebrews 6:20

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 20
    Jesus is an eternal High Priest after the order of Melchizedek who had neither beginning of days or ending of days. Jesus the second member of the Godhead occupies three offices: Prophet, Priest, and King. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father, performing his High Priest duties, and He will come back as the King of Kings, and Lord or Lords. So He is not the same as Melchizedek, but like him. Study Hebrews 7:1-10 to learn more.
  • I understand Melchisedec was an actual literal king that helped Abraham when he returned from a battle, but does this verse use Melchisedec as Jesus Christ Our Lord? Please can anyone help thanks.

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