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

New Living Translation
And the psalmist pointed this out when he prophesied, "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

English Standard Version
For it is witnessed of him, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”

New American Standard Bible
For it is attested of Him, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."

King James Bible
For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it has been testified: You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

International Standard Version
For it is declared about him, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."

NET Bible
For here is the testimony about him: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he testified about him, “You are The Priest for eternity in the image of Melchizedek.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Scriptures say the following about him: "You are a priest forever, in the way Melchizedek was a priest."

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the testimony is of this manner, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

King James 2000 Bible
For he testifies, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

American King James Version
For he testifies, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

American Standard Version
for it is witnessed of him, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he testifieth: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech.

Darby Bible Translation
For it is borne witness, *Thou* art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec.

English Revised Version
for it is witnessed of him, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Weymouth New Testament
For the words are in evidence, "Thou art a priest for ever, belonging to the order of Melchizedek."

World English Bible
for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

Young's Literal Translation
for He doth testify -- 'Thou art a priest -- to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For he testifieth,.... That is, either David, the penman of the psalm, or rather the Holy Ghost, the enditer of it, or God in the Scripture, in Psalm 110:4 of this form of citing Scripture; see Gill on Hebrews 2:6.

thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec; see Hebrews 5:6.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. For—proving His life to be "endless" or indissoluble (Heb 7:16). The emphasis is on "for ever." The oldest manuscripts read, "He is testified of, that Thou art," &c.

Hebrews 7:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus a Priest Like Melchizedek
16who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life. 17For it is attested of Him, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK." 18For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness…
Cross References
Psalm 110:4
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 5:6
And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, 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 7:11
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 7:21
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

For he testifies, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 7:15,21 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of …

Hebrews 5:6,10 As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever after …

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

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

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