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.”
Berean Study Bible
For it is testified: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
Berean Literal Bible
For it is testified: "You are a priest to the age, according to 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."
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."
New American Standard 1977
For it is witnessed of Him,
“THOU ART A PRIEST FOREVER
ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.”
CommentaryMatthew 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 BibleA Superior Priesthood
…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.” 18So the former commandment is set aside because it was weak and useless…
The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."
And in another passage God says: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
where Jesus our forerunner has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.
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?
but Jesus became a priest with an oath by the One who 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.
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