Hebrews 7:17

“For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Hebrews 7:17

For hee testifieth; Thou art a Priest for euer, after the order of Melchisedec.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

- New American Standard Version (1995)

for it is witnessed `of him,' Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it has been witnessed of him, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
- Basic English Bible

For it is borne witness, *Thou* art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec.
- Darby Bible

For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
- Webster's Bible

For the words are in evidence, "Thou art a priest for ever, belonging to the order of Melchizedek."
- Weymouth Bible

for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."
- World English Bible

For he witnessith, That thou art a preest with outen ende, bi the ordre of Melchisedech;
- Wycliffe Bible

for He doth testify -- `Thou [art] a priest -- to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Hebrews 7:17

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:17

7:15 And it is still far more evident, that - Both the priesthood and the law are changed, because the priest now raised up is not only of another tribe, but of a quite different order.

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.

7:18 For there is implied in this new and everlasting priesthood, and in the new dispensation connected therewith, a disannulling of the preceding commandment - An abrogation of the Mosaic law. For the weakness and unprofitableness thereof - For its insufficiency either to justify or to sanctify.

7:19 For the law - Taken by itself, separate from the gospel. Made nothing perfect - Could not perfect its votaries, either in faith or love, in happiness or holiness. But the bringing in of a better hope - Of the gospel dispensation, which gives us a better ground of confidence, does. By which we draw nigh to God - Yea, so nigh as to be one spirit with him. And this is true perfection.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:17

Heb 7:17 Thou art a priest for ever, etc. See Ps 110:4. This declares that the Christ shall be a priest, a priest forever, a priest not of the order of Aaron, but of Melchizedek; a priest-king whose office abideth continually (Heb 7:3).

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