Hebrews 7:16
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Jesus became a priest, not by meeting the physical requirement of belonging to the tribe of Levi, but by the power of a life that cannot be destroyed.

English Standard Version
who has become a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement concerning bodily descent, but by the power of an indestructible life.

Berean Study Bible
one who has become a priest not by a law of succession, but by the power of an indestructible life.

Berean Literal Bible
who has been constituted not according to a law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

New American Standard Bible
who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

King James Bible
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who did not become a priest based on a legal command concerning physical descent but based on the power of an indestructible life.

International Standard Version
who was appointed to be a priest, not on the basis of a genealogical registry, but rather on the power of an indestructible life.

NET Bible
who has become a priest not by a legal regulation about physical descent but by the power of an indestructible life.

New Heart English Bible
who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who was not by the law of carnal commandments, but by the power of an indestructible life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That person is a priest, not because he met human requirements, but because he has power that comes from a life that cannot be destroyed.

New American Standard 1977
who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who is not made according to the law of a carnal commandment, but by the virtue of an indissoluble life;

King James 2000 Bible
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

American King James Version
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

American Standard Version
who hath been made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is made not according to the law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an indissoluble life:

Darby Bible Translation
who has been constituted not according to law of fleshly commandment, but according to power of indissoluble life.

English Revised Version
who hath been made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Weymouth New Testament
and hold His office not in obedience to any temporary Law, but by virtue of an indestructible Life.

World English Bible
who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life:

Young's Literal Translation
who came not according to the law of a fleshly command, but according to the power of an endless life,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
A Superior Priesthood
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. 17For it is testified: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”…
Cross References
Romans 7:14
We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.

Hebrews 7:15
And this point is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,

Hebrews 9:10
They consist only in food and drink and special washings--external regulations imposed until the time of reform.

Hebrews 9:14
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, purify our consciences from works of death, so that we may serve the living God!
Treasury of Scripture

Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

the law.

Hebrews 9:9,10 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered …

Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very …

Galatians 4:3,9 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements …

Colossians 2:14,20 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, …

the power.

Hebrews 7:3,17,21,24,25,28 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning …

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever …

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