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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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 …
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We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.
And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,
They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings--external regulations applying until the time of the new order.
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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