The author is anonymous, although the internal reference to "our brother Timothy" causes a traditional attribution to Paul, but this attribution has been disputed since the second century and there is no decisive evidence for the authorship. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, … 3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually. (L) 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray,(M) since he himself is subject to weakness. This is an important point to make because Jesus was not of the Levites. All rights reserved. (CQ), 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. This chapter contains the exposition about the superiority of … It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,(BO) 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. (Z) 8 Son(AA) though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered(AB) 9 and, once made perfect,(AC) he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest(AD) in the order of Melchizedek. (AX) To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God(AY) all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. Hebrews 11. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. [d]His name first means[e]king of righteousness, then king of Salem,[f]that is, king of peace. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, … All rights reserved worldwide. 20 And it was not without an oath! 5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory(Q) of becoming a high priest. (AZ) In the end it will be burned. 1 Peter. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. The Need for Another Priest (Hebrews 7:11) Hebrews 7:12. 110), superseding and preceding Aaron and all the Levitical economy, his place is exceeding high. ... 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. New International Version Update. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate(BD) those who through faith and patience(BE) inherit what has been promised. Our Price: $2.09. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Gn 14:22 and the note there). 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths(AG) of God’s word all over again. Hebrews 6. In fact, he predates the tribe of Eli, and was given tithes and honors by Abraham himself (Genesis 14:14–24; Hebrews 7:4–7). 7 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” 3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor … Now consider how great this man was, — How great he,—this person, was. Salem Media Group. 5 Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God,(J) to offer gifts and sacrifices(K) for sins. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. (BT) He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him,(BU) 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. New International Version (NIV), ver 11; Ro 3:20; 7:7, 8; Gal 3:21; Heb 9:9; 10:1, Ro 6:10; Heb 9:12, 26, 28; 10:10; 1Pe 3:18, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. Commentary on Hebrews 7:4-10 (Read Hebrews 7:4-10) That High Priest who should afterward appear, of whom Melchizedec was a type, must be much superior to the Levitical priests. He was a man (Heb. 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened,(AS) who have tasted the heavenly gift,(AT) who have shared in the Holy Spirit,(AU) 5 who have tasted the goodness(AV) of the word of God(AW) and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen[f] away, to be brought back to repentance. For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. - Now consider how great this man was, unto whom Abraham, the patriarch, even gave a tenth of the spoils. Observe Abraham's great dignity and happiness; that he had the promises. Hebrews 1. Hebrews 7:4-7. Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Melchizedek, (continued) (Hebrews 7:4-10) The chief design of the apostle in this chapter was not to declare the nature of Christ’s priesthood, nor to describe the exercise thereof; instead, he dwells upon the excellency of it. NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest(A) who has ascended into heaven,[a](B) Jesus the Son of God,(C) let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Jesus Descended From Judah Not Levi (Hebrews 7:13-14) Hebrews 7:15-17 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. Heylin. 2 John. (G) 16 Let us then approach(H) God’s throne of grace with confidence,(I) so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (DB) 28 For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness;(DC) but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son,(DD) who has been made perfect(DE) forever. 14 But solid food is for the mature,(AJ) who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.(AK). (CH) 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah,(CI) and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. Hebrews 7:4-10 Delivered 03/25/2001. In this way, Melchizedek is clearly a greater figure than Abraham, and his priesthood is clearly greater than that of Levi or Aaron. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Regarding the word spoils, the Expositor's Commentary says that it literally means "the top of the heap," and is used of the choicest spoils of war. HEBREWS 7:4 In Hebrews 7:4 the Bible starts an explanation of the differences between the priesthood of Melchisedec and that of Levi, emphasizing why the priesthood of Melchisedec was better. James. * The author here assumes that Melchizedek was a priest of the God of Israel (cf. The Greatness of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:4-7) Hebrews 7:8-10. 1 For this # Gen. 14:18-20 Melchizedek, king of # Ps. (CR) 25 Therefore he is able to save(CS) completely[j] those who come to God(CT) through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.(CU). 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. Observe Abraham's great dignity and happiness; that he had the promises. (D) 15 For we do not have a high priest(E) who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are(F)—yet he did not sin. Jesus is a high priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, … (CC) 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” 3 Without father or mother, without genealogy,(BV) without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God,(BW) he remains a priest forever. (N) 3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. All rights reserved worldwide. The typical significance of Melchizedek is now further seen in what passed between him and Abraham, in respect to tithe and blessing. The King of Righteousness. 7 Now this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kingsand blessed him. 7:4), not Shem, as some contend, for the record of Shem's beginning of days and end of life is given to us. Changing the Priesthood Means Changing The Law (Hebrews 7:12) Hebrews 7:13-14. 7:4-10 That High Priest who should afterward appear, of whom Melchizedec was a type, must be much superior to the Levitical priests. Hebrews 4:14–16 (NASB95): 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 2 Peter. Save: $0.90 (30%) Buy Now. 6 Therefore let us move beyond(AL) the elementary teachings(AM) about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[d](AN) and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites,[e](AO) the laying on of hands,(AP) the resurrection of the dead,(AQ) and eternal judgment. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. 7 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. Scripture quoted by permission. This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. (U)”[c](V), 7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions(W) with fervent cries and tears(X) to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard(Y) because of his reverent submission. Hebrews 5. 8 In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living. 7 Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. This section runs from 7:1 thru 10:18 and deals with the Melchizedekian priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Hebrews 7 is the seventh chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. (R) But God said(S) to him, “You are my Son;    today I have become your Father.”[b](T), “You are a priest forever,    in the order of Melchizedek. 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch(BX) Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! This section is the longest single expository passage in the epistle, which indicates it's importance. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie,(BM) we who have fled to take hold of the hope(BN) set before us may be greatly encouraged. Our Gifts End Up with the Lord (Hebrews 7:8-10) Hebrews 7:11. "He was superior to Abraham, for he blessed him; and he was superior to Levi, or any son of his, since (if I may be allowed so to say) they paid tithes in Abraham;" Hebrews 7:9. (AE), 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. You need milk, not solid food! 15 For we … Hebrews 8. (BJ) 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging(BK) nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised,(BL) he confirmed it with an oath. Hebrews 7:4, ESV: "See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!" Hebrews 13. 9 Even though we speak like this, dear friends,(BA) we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. 4 Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils. Praying through Hebrews 4:14 . 3 John. dek, king of Saʹlem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, + 2 and Abraham gave * … The author of Hebrews supplies Abraham as the subject, according to a contemporary interpretation of the passage. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. Hebrews 7:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 7:4, NIV: "Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!" The Greatness Of Melchizedek. 3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like … Hebrews 7. Loving heavenly Father, Your plans and purposes for me are staggering. Hebrews 9. From these spoils, then, Abraham gave one-tenth - the very best - to Melchizedek.It is impossible to know how the spoils were laid out. Hebrews 7:4. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Hebrews 12. One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if … Hebrews 7:5 “And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, … of Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Retail: $2.99. Hebrews 7:4. In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living. NIV®. (BF), 13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,(BG) 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[g](BH) 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. Jude. Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also... Read verse in … Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Hebrews 4. Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! Hebrews 3. 10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. So, we’ve see a lot of challenge and rebuke, and a lot of encouraging statements. He sacrificed for their sins once for all(DA) when he offered himself. 76:2 Salem, priest of # Num. Hebrews 7:4-17 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! ... 14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of a Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. [a]2 To him[b]also Abraham apportioned a tithe[c]of everything. 7 This Melchizedek was king of Salem(BS) and priest of God Most High. Hebrews 7:4. 26 Such a high priest(CV) truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners,(CW) exalted above the heavens. (BI), 16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. (AH) 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant,(AI) is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? 6 This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed(CA) him who had the promises. 4 Just think how ... Save: $14.98 (75%) Buy Now. Hebrews 10. (CB) 7 And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The basic argument of the writer is to explain that Melchizedek was greater than the great patriarch Abraham, who himself was the "rich root of the olive tree" (the "fountainhead" as it were of the Hebrew nation - see note Romans 11:17). 8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. (BY) 5 Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people(BZ)—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[ a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Chapter 31. because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. 11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people(CD) established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come,(CE) one in the order of Melchizedek,(CF) not in the order of Aaron? 1 John. For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. (CX) 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices(CY) day after day, first for his own sins,(CZ) and then for the sins of the people. This is a severe stroke upon the Jews, not only as it proves the superior dignity of Christ above the Aaronical priesthood, but shews also that God … * In Gn 14, the Hebrew text does not state explicitly who gave tithes to whom. Keep me ever mindful of this amazing privilege. I can scarcely take in that God Himself should come as my Saviour and High Priest, so that I can approach You on Your great and gracious throne of grace. And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. In Hebrews 4:14 – 5:14, the author emphasized the superiority of Jesus the high priest over the high priests of Aaronic descent. Verse 4. (BB) 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope(BC) for may be fully realized. 24:16; Deut. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe,(CG) and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. Hebrews 2. Melchizedek the Priest. That man is rich and happy indeed, who has the promises, both of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. (BP) He has become a high priest(BQ) forever, in the order of Melchizedek.(BR). 14 For it is evident that g our Lord arose from h Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning 3 priesthood. Jesus the Great High Priest. 14 It is well known that he was born a member of the tribe of Judah; and Moses did not mention this tribe when he spoke of priests. (O) 4 And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.(P). Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn    and will not change his mind:(CO)    ‘You are a priest forever.’”[i](CP), 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant. Before moving on, the Lord gives us a wonderfully intimate application of what we’ve seen so far, full of encouragement, comfort, and practicality. Hebrews 7:4, KJV: "Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils." Hebrews 7:4-10 elucidates and substantiates the Superiority of the Melchizedekian compared with the Levitical priesthood. 3 And God permitting,(AR) we will do so. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to … We began a new section last week in our study of Hebrews. 17 For it is declared: “You are a priest forever,    in the order of Melchizedek.”[h](CJ), 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless(CK) 19 (for the law made nothing perfect),(CL) and a better hope(CM) is introduced, by which we draw near to God.(CN). Hebrews 7:4-14 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! Named eight times in Hebrews (besides Gen. 14 and Ps. 32:8 the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. Proud member