Hebrews 7:25
New International Version
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

New Living Translation
Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.

English Standard Version
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore He is able to save completely those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

Berean Literal Bible
wherefore also He is able to save to the uttermost those drawing near to God through Him, always living for to intercede for them.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

King James Bible
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, since he always lives to intercede for them.

Contemporary English Version
He is forever able to save the people he leads to God, because he always lives to speak to God for them.

Good News Translation
And so he is able, now and always, to save those who come to God through him, because he lives forever to plead with God for them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

International Standard Version
Therefore, because he always lives to intercede for them, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him.

NET Bible
So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore he is also able to save completely those who draw near to God through him, seeing that he lives forever to make intercession for them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he can give life for eternity to those who come near to God by him, for he lives always and offers prayers for our sakes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why he is always able to save those who come to God through him. He can do this because he always lives and intercedes for them.

New American Standard 1977
Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore he is able also to save to the uttermost those that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

American King James Version
Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

American Standard Version
Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whereby he is able also to save for ever them that come to God by him; always living to make intercession for us.

Darby Bible Translation
Whence also he is able to save completely those who approach by him to God, always living to intercede for them.

English Revised Version
Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Weymouth New Testament
Hence too He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, seeing that He ever lives to plead for them.

World English Bible
Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, seeing that he lives forever to make intercession for them.

Young's Literal Translation
whence also he is able to save to the very end, those coming through him unto God -- ever living to make intercession for them.
Study Bible
A Superior Priesthood
24But because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. 25Therefore He is able to save completely those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them. 26Such a high priest truly befits us—One who is holy, innocent, undefiled, set apart from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.…
Cross References
Romans 5:10
For if, when we were enemies of God, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!

Romans 8:34
Who is there to condemn us? For Christ Jesus, who died, and more than that was raised to life, is at the right hand of God--and He is interceding for us.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

Hebrews 2:9
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

Hebrews 7:19
(for the Law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 9:24
For Christ did not enter a man-made copy of the true sanctuary, but He entered heaven itself, now to appear on our behalf in the presence of God.

1 John 2:1
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

Treasury of Scripture

Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

he is.

Hebrews 2:18
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Hebrews 5:7
Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

Isaiah 45:22
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

to the uttermost.

Hebrews 7:19
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Job 22:17
Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

by him.

Hebrews 13:15
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Romans 5:2
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

ever.

Hebrews 7:8,16,24
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth…

to make.

Hebrews 9:24
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Isaiah 53:12
Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 59:16
And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.







Lexicon
Therefore
ὅθεν (hothen)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3606: From hos with the directive enclitic of source; from which place or source or cause.

He is able
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

to save
σῴζειν (sōzein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

completely
παντελὲς (panteles)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3838: Complete, entire, perfect, through all time. From pas and telos; full-ended, i.e. Entire.

those who
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

draw near
προσερχομένους (proserchomenous)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

to God
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

through
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

Him,
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[since He] always
πάντοτε (pantote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3842: Always, at all times, ever. From pas and hote; every when, i.e. At all times.

lives
ζῶν (zōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

to intercede
ἐντυγχάνειν (entynchanein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1793: From en and tugchano; to chance upon, i.e. confer with; by extension to entreat.

for
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

them.
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(25) Wherefore.--Since His priesthood is inviolable, His power of saving is complete. The association of the thought of "salvation" with the priesthood recalls Hebrews 5:9-10; as indeed several points in the later verses of this chapter show that the writer's thought is resting on the first section of Hebrews 5. In His supplication unto God, "who was able to save Him out of death," He was heard; this was the type--and more than the type (see the Note on Hebrews 5:7)--of the eternal salvation of which He, when made perfect, becomes the Author. The connecting link between the priestly office and "salvation" appears, therefore, to be the prevalent intercession of which this verse speaks--an intercession which implies all that has preceded in His priestly ministration. (See Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:24.)

That come unto God by him.--Better, that approach through Him to God. See Hebrews 10:19-22, where full expression is given to the thought here briefly indicated. He leads and represents His people, and is the medium of their approach to God.

To make intercession for them.--The word occurs in Romans 8:34 in reference to Christ; in Romans 8:27 it is applied to the intercession of the Holy Spirit. The thought meets us in Hebrews 9:24; John 14:16; 1John 2:2. With the high priest's confession of the sins of the people on the Day of Atonement was joined fervent intercession on their behalf; this intercession was also symbolised in the offering of the incense.

Hebrews 7:26-28 look back on all that has preceded, since the beginning of the fifth chapter, and prepare the way for the subsequent sections. The type afforded by Melchizedek has yielded its lessons, and to this there is no further reference. The mention of the high priest (Hebrews 6:20, taking up Hebrews 5:10) is resumed. The unique special teaching of Psalm 110:4 was far from bringing out the full significance of the priesthood of Jesus; for the sacred history does not connect Melchizedek with any of the most prominent high-priestly functions, or with any temple or place of ministration. The abrogation of the Levitical priesthood and the infinite elevation of the "other Priest" above those of the order of Aaron have been so clearly set forth that it is possible henceforth to concentrate attention on the types and lessons furnished by the Jewish ritual itself. Hence there is the closest connection (as has been already mentioned) between these verses and Hebrews 5:1-5.

Verse 25. - Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. We again observe how, at the end of successive stages of the argument, thoughts to be enlarged on afterwards are brought in. Here it is the perpetual intercession of Christ before the heavenly mercy-seat. In the view of his office thus arrived at there is, in fact, a transition to the main subject set forth in the three chapters that follow; viz. the fulfillment in Christ of the ceremonial of the Law, and especially of the high priest's intercession on the Day of Atonement. And thus from Melchizedek the train of thought passes to the high priest. The type of the former has been sufficiently shown to be fulfilled in the higher order of Christ's priesthood; it is now to be shown how, being of such higher order, it is the antitype of the Aaronic priesthood too, accomplishing what it signified. Hence in ver. 26 the word "high priest" (ἀρχιερεὺς) is for the first time introduced, as the key-note of what is coming. Summary of the foregoing argument.

I. (Hebrews 5:1-11.) What does the Melchizedek priesthood of Psalm 110. signify?

1. (vers. 1 - 4.) One not depending on human ancestry, and one forever abiding.

2. (vers. 4 -11.) One of a higher order than that of Aaron; for:

(1) Melchizedek, being of a race apart, received tithe from Abraham the patriarch.

(2) This denotes a higher position than that of the Aaronic priests, who tithed their brethren of the same race with themselves, in virtue only of a special ordinance.

(3) The blessing of Abraham by Melchizedek is similarly significant.

(4) The idea of an ever-living priest with a right to tithe transcends that of the temporary claims of a succession of dying men.

(5) Levi himself virtually paid tithe to Melchizedek.

II. (vers. 11-18.) The Aaronic priesthood, and with it the whole dispensation based upon it, is thus shown to have been imperfect and transitory; for:

1. Otherwise a priesthood of another order would not have been spoken of in Psalm 110.

2. Which priesthood is evidently distinct from the Aaronic, our Lord being of the tribe, not of Levi, but of Judah.

3. What has been seen (vers. 5 and 8) as to the Melchizedek priesthood being not "after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life," makes this "more abundantly evident." Conclusion (vers. 18-20). The Antonio priesthood (being in itself unprofitable) is therefore now superseded by an availing one, "through which we draw nigh unto God."

III. (vers. 20-26.) Christ's priesthood is thus availing; for:

1. The Divine oath (Psalm 110.) established it, marking it as resting on the eternal Divine counsels.

2. It is (as shown by the same psalm) "unchangeable." The one Priest abides forever. Conclusion (ver. 25). We have, therefore, in him at last, a perfectly availing and eternal interceding High Priest. 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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