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.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is borne witness, Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec.
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;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For he testifieth - "That this is the true account of it is proved by the testimony of God himself, that he was to be a priest for ever;" see the note on Hebrews 5:6.
LibraryPriest and victim
"He offered up himself."--Hebrews 7:27. I DO NOT KNOW when I have ever felt a more decided conflict of emotions in my own heart than I do just now. Happy is the man who has such a message as that in my text to deliver to his fellow-men; but burdened is the man who feels that the message is far too great for his lips, or, indeed, for any human tongue to convey. To be allowed to announce to men that our Lord Jesus Christ "offered up himself" on their behalf is, indeed, an errand which angels might …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
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The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."
just as He says also in another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."
where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?
(for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him, "THE LORD HAS SWORN AND WILL NOT CHANGE HIS MIND, 'YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER '");
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