Hebrews 7:16

“Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who is made not after the Law of a carnall commandement, but after the power of an endles life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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).

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