Hebrews 5:6
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New International Version
And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

New Living Translation
And in another passage God said to him, "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

English Standard Version
as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”

New American Standard Bible
just as He says also in another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."

King James Bible
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
also said in another passage, You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

International Standard Version
As he also says in another place, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."

NET Bible
as also in another place God says, "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As he said in another place, “You are a Priest for eternity in the image of Melchizedek.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In another place in Scripture, God said, "You are a priest forever, in the way Melchizedek was a priest."

Jubilee Bible 2000
As he said also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

King James 2000 Bible
As he says also in another place, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

American King James Version
As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

American Standard Version
as he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As he saith also in another place: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech.

Darby Bible Translation
Even as also in another [place] he says, *Thou* [art] a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec.

English Revised Version
as he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

Webster's Bible Translation
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Weymouth New Testament
as also in another passage He says, "Thou art a priest for ever, belonging to the order of Melchizedek."

World English Bible
As he says also in another place, "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."

Young's Literal Translation
as also in another place He saith, 'Thou art a priest -- to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:1-10 The High Priest must be a man, a partaker of our nature. This shows that man had sinned. For God would not suffer sinful man to come to him alone. But every one is welcome to God, that comes to him by this High Priest; and as we value acceptance with God, and pardon, we must apply by faith to this our great High Priest Christ Jesus, who can intercede for those that are out of the way of truth, duty, and happiness; one who has tenderness to lead them back from the by-paths of error, sin, and misery. Those only can expect assistance from God, and acceptance with him, and his presence and blessing on them and their services, that are called of God. This is applied to Christ. In the days of his flesh, Christ made himself subject to death: he hungered: he was a tempted, suffering, dying Jesus. Christ set an example, not only to pray, but to be fervent in prayer. How many dry prayers, how few wetted with tears, do we offer up to God! He was strengthened to support the immense weight of suffering laid upon him. There is no real deliverance from death but to be carried through it. He was raised and exalted, and to him was given the power of saving all sinners to the uttermost, who come unto God through him. Christ has left us an example that we should learn humble obedience to the will of God, by all our afflictions. We need affliction, to teach us submission. His obedience in our nature encourages our attempts to obey, and for us to expect support and comfort under all the temptations and sufferings to which we are exposed. Being made perfect for this great work, he is become the Author of eternal salvation to all that obey him. But are we of that number?

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

As he saith also in another place,.... Or psalm; namely, in Psalm 110:4 that is, the same person, even God the Father; who spake the words before cited, also expressed the following:

thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec; that the psalm, from whence these words are taken, belongs to the Messiah; see Gill on Matthew 22:44 and this very passage is applied unto him by the Jewish writers (c); and had not this been the general sense of the Jewish church at this time, the apostle writing to Hebrews would not have produced it; and it very clearly expresses the priesthood of Christ, the eternity of it, and the order according to which it was; and it being not according to the order of Aaron, but of another, shows the change of the priesthood, and so of the law; of Melchizedek; see Gill on Hebrews 7:1.

(c) Moses Hadarsan apud Galatin. l. 10. c. 6. Abot R. Nathan, c. 34.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. He is here called simply "Priest"; in Heb 5:5, "High Priest." He is a Priest absolutely, because He stands alone in that character without an equal. He is "High Priest" in respect of the Aaronic type, and also in respect to us, whom He has made priests by throwing open to us access to God [Bengel]. "The order of Melchisedec" is explained in Heb 7:15, "the similitude of Melchisedec." The priesthood is similarly combined with His kingly office in Zec 6:13. Melchisedec was at once man, priest, and king. Paul's selecting as the type of Christ one not of the stock of Abraham, on which the Jews prided themselves, is an intimation of Messianic universalism.

Hebrews 5:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Perfect High Priest
5So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU"; 6just as He says also in another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK." 7In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.…
Cross References
Genesis 14:18
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High,

Psalm 110:4
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 5:10
and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 6:20
where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 7:8
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.

Hebrews 7:11
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?

Hebrews 7:17
For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:21
but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: 'You are a priest forever.'"
Treasury of Scripture

As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Thou.

Hebrews 5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 6:20 Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high …

Hebrews 7:3,15,17,21 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning …

Psalm 110:4 The LORD has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest for ever …

Melchisedec.

Genesis 14:18,19 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he …

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