Hebrews 7:13
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.

New Living Translation
For the priest we are talking about belongs to a different tribe, whose members have never served at the altar as priests.

English Standard Version
For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar.

Berean Study Bible
He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar.

Berean Literal Bible
For he concerning whom these things are said belonged to another tribe, from which no one has served at the altar.

New American Standard Bible
For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.

King James Bible
For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the One these things are spoken about belonged to a different tribe. No one from it has served at the altar.

International Standard Version
For the person we are talking about belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.

NET Bible
Yet the one these things are spoken about belongs to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever officiated at the altar.

New Heart English Bible
For he of whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he about whom these things were said was born from another tribe, from which a man never ministered at the altar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priest whom we are talking about was a member of a different tribe. No one from that tribe ever served as a priest at the altar.

New American Standard 1977
For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he of whom these things are spoken pertains to another tribe, of which no one presided at the altar.

King James 2000 Bible
For he of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, of which no man has ever served at the altar.

American King James Version
For he of whom these things are spoken pertains to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

American Standard Version
For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he, of whom these things are spoken, is of another tribe, of which no one attended on the altar.

Darby Bible Translation
For he, of whom these things are said, belongs to a different tribe, of which no one has [ever] been attached to the service of the altar.

English Revised Version
For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

Weymouth New Testament
He, however, to whom that prophecy refers is associated with a different tribe, not one member of which has anything to do with the altar.

World English Bible
For he of whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.

Young's Literal Translation
for he of whom these things are said in another tribe hath had part, of whom no one gave attendance at the altar,
Study Bible
A Superior Priesthood
12For when the priesthood is changed, the Law must be changed as well. 13He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar. 14For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, a tribe as to which Moses said nothing about priests.…
Cross References
Hebrews 7:11
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (upon which basis the people received the Law), why was there still a need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:12
For when the priesthood is changed, the Law must be changed as well.

Hebrews 7:14
For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, a tribe as to which Moses said nothing about priests.
Treasury of Scripture

For he of whom these things are spoken pertains to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

of which.

Numbers 16:40 To be a memorial to the children of Israel, that no stranger, which …

Numbers 17:5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, …

2 Chronicles 26:16-21 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: …

(13) In Hebrews 7:11 the "other priest" is spoken of as not connected with Aaron; Hebrews 7:12 is interposed to show the serious significance of such a fact; here the assertion of Hebrews 7:11 is substantiated--not, however, from the words of the Psalm, but from their fulfilment in Jesus.

Pertaineth.--Literally, hath partaken of: the same word is used in Hebrews 2:14, "He also . . . . took part of the same."

Another tribe, of which no man gave . . .--Better, a different tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. In comparison with Levi every tribe was not merely "another," but essentially, in regard to the subject before us, "a different tribe."

Verses 13, 14. - For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to (μετέσχηκεν: literally, hath partaken of; cf. μετέσχε, Hebrews 2:14, with reference, as there, to Christ's assumption of humanity) another tribe, of which no man hath (ever) given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung out of Judah; as to which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood (or priests; ἱερέων being a better-supported reading than the Textus Receptus ἱερωσύνης). This is spoken of as evident (i.e. plain to all, πρόδηλον), not only because of the well-known prophecies that the Messiah was to spring from David, but still more (as is shown by the perfect ἀνατέταλκεν, pointing to an accomplished fact, and by the expression, ὁ Κύριος ἡμῶν) because Jesus, recognized by all Christians as the Messiah, was known to have so sprung. For it is to Christian believers, with whatever Jewish prejudices, not to unbelieving Jews, that the Epistle is addressed. It is important to observe that the Davidic descent of our Lord is spoken of as an acknowledged fact, not merely as an inference from prophecy. "We have here a most significant proof that the descent of Jesus from the tribe of Judah was a well and universally known fact before the destruction of Jerusalem" (Ebrard). "Illo igitur tempore nulla difficultate laborabat genealogia Jesu Christi: et hoc ipsum difficultatibus postea exortis abunde medetur" (Bengel). The verb ἀνατέταλκεν may have been specially suggested by the prophetic figure of the Branch from the root of Jesse (see Isaiah 11:1; and Zechariah 3:8; Zechariah 6:12, where the LXX. has ἀνατολὴ for 'Branch:' Ἀνατολὴ ὄνομα αὐτῶ καὶ ὑποκάσωθεν αὐτοῦ ἀνατελεῖ); though the figure of the sunrise is more frequently meant by the word when applied to Christ's appearance (el. Numbers 24:17; Isaiah 9:1; Malachi 4:2; Luke 1:78). For he of whom these things are spoken,.... In Psalm 110:4 and in the type of him Melchizedek, in the preceding verses; for not Melchizedek is here meant, but the Lord Jesus Christ, as appears by what follows; the antitype of Melchizedek, the Lord our righteousness, the Prince of peace, the priest of God, that lives for ever, without father, without mother, &c.

pertaineth to another tribe; the tribe of Judah, and not the tribe of Levi:

of which no man gave attendance at the altar; either of burnt offering or of incense; that is, no man waited there, or took upon him and exercised the priest's office that was of the tribe of Judah: no man might lawfully do it; Uzziah, indeed, thrust himself into the priest's office, who was of that tribe, and went into the temple and burnt incense upon the altar of incense; but then he had no right to do it, and was punished for it. 13. Confirming the truth that a change is made of the law (Heb 7:12), by another fact showing the distinctness of the new priesthood from the Aaronic.

these things—(Ps 110:4).

pertaineth—Greek, "hath partaken of" (the perfect tense implies the continuance still of His manhood).

another—"a different tribe" from that of Levi.7:11-25 The priesthood and law by which perfection could not come, are done away; a Priest is risen, and a dispensation now set up, by which true believers may be made perfect. That there is such a change is plain. The law which made the Levitical priesthood, showed that the priests were frail, dying creatures, not able to save their own lives, much less could they save the souls of those who came to them. But the High Priest of our profession holds his office by the power of endless life in himself; not only to keep himself alive, but to give spiritual and eternal life to all who rely upon his sacrifice and intercession. The better covenant, of which Jesus was the Surety, is not here contrasted with the covenant of works, by which every transgressor is shut up under the curse. It is distinguished from the Sinai covenant with Israel, and the legal dispensation under which the church so long remained. The better covenant brought the church and every believer into clearer light, more perfect liberty, and more abundant privileges. In the order of Aaron there was a multitude of priests, of high priests one after another; but in the priesthood of Christ there is only one and the same. This is the believer's safety and happiness, that this everlasting High Priest is able to save to the uttermost, in all times, in all cases. Surely then it becomes us to desire a spirituality and holiness, as much beyond those of the Old Testament believers, as our advantages exceed theirs.
Jump to Previous
Altar Associated Attached Attendance Belonged Belongeth Belongs Different However Member Offerings Part Pertaineth Prophecy Refers Served Service Tribe
Jump to Next
Altar Associated Attached Attendance Belonged Belongeth Belongs Different However Member Offerings Part Pertaineth Prophecy Refers Served Service Tribe
Links
Hebrews 7:13 NIV
Hebrews 7:13 NLT
Hebrews 7:13 ESV
Hebrews 7:13 NASB
Hebrews 7:13 KJV

Hebrews 7:13 Biblia Paralela
Hebrews 7:13 Chinese Bible
Hebrews 7:13 French Bible
Hebrews 7:13 German Bible

Alphabetical: a altar and another are at belonged belongs concerning different ever For from has He no of officiated one said served spoken that the these things to tribe which whom

NT Letters: Hebrews 7:13 For he of whom these things (Heb. He. Hb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Hebrews 7:12
Top of Page
Top of Page