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.

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who is made - Appointed to this high office by God himself, not succeeding one that was disabled or dead, according to that law or ordinance directed to weak and perishing men, who could not continue by reason of death.

This is probably all that the apostle intends by the words carnal commandment, εντολης σαρκικης· for carnal does not always mean sinful or corrupt, but feeble, frail, or what may be said of or concerning man in his present dying condition.

But after the power of an endless life - Not dying, or ceasing through weakness to be a priest; but properly immortal himself, and having the power to confer life and immortality on others. He ever lives, as Priest, to make intercession for men; and they who believe on him shall never perish, but have everlasting life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the law.

Hebrews 9:9,10 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices...

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

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

Colossians 2:14,20 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way...

the power.

Hebrews 7:3,17,21,24,25,28 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like to the Son of God...

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Salvation to the Uttermost
Well, then it is salvation I desire to preach to you. We have, in our text, two or three things. In the first place, we are told who they are who will be saved, "them that come into God by Jesus Christ;" in the second place we are told the extent of the Saviour's ability to save, "He is able to save to the uttermost;" and in the third place, we have the reason given why he can save, "seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." I. First, we are told THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TO BE SAVED. And the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

Twenty-Fifth Day for More Conversions
WHAT TO PRAY.--For more Conversions "He is able to save completely, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession."--HEB. vii. 25. "We will give ourselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the word.... And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied exceedingly."--ACTS vi. 4, 7. Christ's power to save, and save completely, depends on His unceasing intercession. The apostles withdrawing themselves from other work to give themselves continually to prayer was followed
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Waiting on God
Psalms 62:5.--My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him. The solemn question comes to us, "Is the God I have, a God that is to me above all circumstances, nearer to me than any circumstance can be?" Brother, have you learned to live your life having God so really with you every moment, that in circumstances the most difficult He is always more present and nearer than anything around you? All our knowledge of God's Word will help us very little, unless that comes to be the question
Andrew Murray—The Master's Indwelling

Christian Standing and Christian Progress
PHILIPPIANS iii. 12-16 Christian exultation--Christian confidence--"Not in the flesh"--"In Jesus Christ"--The prize in view--No finality in the progress--"Not already perfect"--The recompense of reward--What the prize will be In a certain sense we have completed our study of the first section of the third chapter of the Epistle. But the treatment has been so extremely imperfect, in view of the importance of that section, that a few further remarks must be made. Let us ponder one weighty verse,
Handley C. G. Moule—Philippian Studies

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 what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,

Hebrews 9:10
They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings--external regulations applying until the time of the new order.

Hebrews 9:14
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

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