Hebrews 7:15
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New International Version
And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,

New Living Translation
This change has been made very clear since a different priest, who is like Melchizedek, has appeared.

English Standard Version
This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek,

Berean Study Bible
And this point is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,

Berean Literal Bible
And it is yet more abundantly evident if another priest according to the likeness of Melchizedek arises,

New American Standard Bible
And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,

King James Bible
And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And this becomes clearer if another priest like Melchizedek appears,

International Standard Version
This point is even more obvious in that another priest who is like Melchizedek has appeared

NET Bible
And this is even clearer if another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek,

New Heart English Bible
This is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there arises another priest,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And moreover, again, it is apparent by this that he said that another Priest arises in the image of Melchizedek,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The regulations were different. This became clear when a different priest who is like Melchizedek appeared.

New American Standard 1977
And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it is yet far more manifest: if there arises another priest who is like unto Melchisedec,

King James 2000 Bible
And it is yet far more evident: that after the similitude of Melchizedek there arises another priest,

American King James Version
And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there rises another priest,

American Standard Version
And what we say is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it is yet far more evident: if according to the similitude of Melchisedech there ariseth another priest,

Darby Bible Translation
And it is yet more abundantly evident, since a different priest arises according to the similitude of Melchisedec,

English Revised Version
And what we say is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest,

Webster's Bible Translation
And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

Weymouth New Testament
And this is still more abundantly clear when we read that it is as belonging to the order of Melchizedek that a priest of a different kind is to arise,

World English Bible
This is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there arises another priest,

Young's Literal Translation
And it is yet more abundantly most evident, if according to the similitude of Melchisedek there doth arise another priest,
Study Bible
A Superior Priesthood
14For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, a tribe as to which Moses said nothing about priests. 15And this point is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16one who has become a priest not by a law of succession, but by the power of an indestructible life.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:21
But since he has no root, he remains for only a season. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.

Hebrews 5:6
And in another passage God says: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

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

Hebrews 7:16
one who has become a priest not by a law of succession, but by the power of an indestructible life.
Treasury of Scripture

And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there rises another priest,

after.

Hebrews 7:3,11,17-21 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 …

(15, 16) And it is.--That which is "yet far more evident" is the proposition of the preceding verses, viz., the failure of the Levitical priesthood to bring "perfection" (Hebrews 7:11), a failure placed beyond doubt by the change of priesthood (Hebrews 7:13-14). "And what we are speaking of is yet more abundantly evident if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth a different priest, who hath been made (priest) not according to a law of a carnal commandment, but according to power of indissoluble life." Hitherto, in Hebrews 7:12-14, the thought has rested on what is given up,--viz., the priesthood of Aaron, set aside by the words of prophecy (Psalm 110:4); and so far as these three verses are concerned, nothing more might be intended than the transference of the priesthood to another line of men. Far more striking will the proof appear, when we look on the other side, and observe what is brought in--a priesthood like Melchizedek's, resting not on mere positive enactment, but assumed by inherent power, by right of "life" (Hebrews 7:8).

Verses 15-17. - And it is yet more abundantly evident (i.e. the proposition of ver. 12), if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth another Priest, who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless (indissoluble) life. For it is testified (of him), Thou art a Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. This is a resumption of what has been already seen, put so as to be effective for the present stage of the argument. The old priesthood, and consequently the Law, is changed and superseded, not only because the Priest of the new order of things is of the tribe of Judah, but still more evidently because his priesthood is witnessed to as being one of a different kind, and of a kind so much higher and diviner. It is evident that the Antitype of Melchizedek, the subject of the hundred and tenth psalm, rather than Melchizedek himself, suggests here the language used. (Observe the contrasts between νομόν and δύνμιν σαρκικῆς and ἀκαταλύτου, ἐντολῆς and ζωῆς. The idea of Hebrews 9:8-15 is in Chose few pregnant words briefly anticipated, after the manner of the Epistle.) And it is yet far more evident,.... From a fact which cannot be denied;

for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest; or another has risen, even Jesus the son of David, of the tribe of Judah; another from Aaron, one that is not of his family or tribe, but one like to Melchizedek: hence we learn that Melchizedek and Christ are not the same person; and that the order and similitude of Melchizedek are the same; and that Christ's being of his order only imports that there is a resemblance and likeness between him and Melchizedek, in many things, which are observed in the beginning of this chapter: and this "arising" does not intend Christ's setting up himself, only his appearance in this form; and being expressed in the present tense, denotes the continual being, and virtue of his priesthood. 15. Another proof that the law, or economy, is changed, namely, forasmuch as Christ is appointed Priest, "not according to the law of a carnal (that is, a mere outward) commandment," but "according to the power of an indissoluble (so the Greek) life." The hundred tenth Psalm appoints Him "for ever" (Heb 7:17). The Levitical law required a definite carnal descent. In contrast stands "the power"; Christ's spiritual, inward, living power of overcoming death. Not agreeably to a statute is Christ appointed, but according to an inward living power.

it—the change of the law or economy, the statement (Heb 7:12, 18).

far more—Greek, "more abundantly."

for that—"seeing that," literally, "if"; so Ro 5:10.

after the similitude of Melchisedec—answering to "after the order of Melchisedec" (Heb 5:10). The "order" cannot mean a series of priests, for Melchisedec neither received his priesthood from, nor transmitted it to, any other mere man; it must mean "answering to the office of Melchisedec." Christ's priesthood is similar to Melchisedec's in that it is "for ever" (Heb 7:16, 17).

another—rather as Greek, "a different."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.
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