Hebrews: Chapter 07

The Epistle to the Hebrews. The 7th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
7:1 And this Melchisedec, king of Salem, the priest of the highest God, which met Abraham, as he turned again from the slaying of the kings, and blessed him; This Melchisedech king of Salem (which being priest of the most high god, met Abraham, as he returned again from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him, For this Melchi-sedec was King of Salem, the Priest of the most high God, who met Abraham, as he returned from the slaughter of the Kings, and blessed him: For this Melchisedec king of Salem, Priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the Kings, and blessed him:
7:2 to whom also Abraham parted tithes of all things; first soothly the which is interpreted king of rightwiseness, and afterward king of Salem, that is to say, king of peace, to whom also Abraham gave tithes of all things) first is by interpretation king of rightwiseness, after that king of Salem, that is to say king of peace, To whom also Abraham gave the tithe of all things: who first is by interpretation King of righteousness: after that, he is also King of Salem, that is, King of peace, To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all: first being by interpretation king of righteousness, and after that also king of Salem, which is, king of peace.
7:3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, neither having beginning of days, neither end of life; forsooth he likened to the Son of God, dwelleth priest into without end. without father, without mother, without kin, and hath neither beginning of his time, neither yet end of his life: but is likened unto the son of god, and remaineth a priest for ever. Without father, without mother, without kindred, and hath neither beginning of his days, neither end of life: but is likened unto the Son of God, and continueth a Priest for ever. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life: but made like unto the Son of God, abideth a Priest continually.
7:4 Forsooth behold ye how great this man is, to whom Abraham the patriarch gave tithes of the best things. Consider what a man this was, unto whom the patriarch Abraham gave tithes of the spoils. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the Patriarch Abraham gave the tithe of the spoils. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
7:5 And soothly men taking priesthood of the sons of Levi have commandment to take tithes of the people, after the law, that is to say, of their brethren, though also they went out of the loins of Abraham. And verily those children of levi, which receive the office of the priests, have a commandment to take according to the law, tithes of the people, that is to say, of their brethren, yea though they sprung out of the loins of Abraham. For verily they which are the children of Levi, which receive the office of the Priesthood, have a commandment to take, according to the Law, tithes of the people (that is, of their brethren) though they came out of the loins of Abraham. And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the Priesthood, have a commandment to take Tithes of the people according to the Law, that is of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
7:6 But he whose generation is not numbered in them, took tithes of Abraham; and he blessed this Abraham, which had repromissions. But he whose kindred is not counted among them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. But he whose kindred is not counted among them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. But he whose descent is not counted from them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
7:7 Forsooth without any against-saying, that that is less, is blessed of the better. and no man denieth but that which is less, receiveth blessing of that which is greater. And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the greater. And without all contradiction, the less is blessed of the better.
7:8 And here soothly men dying take tithes; forsooth there it is witnessed, that he liveth. And here men that die receive tithes. But there he receiveth tithes of whom it is witnessed, that he liveth. And here men that die, receive tithes: but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed, that he liveth. And here men that die receive tithes: but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
7:9 And that it is so said, by Abraham also Levi, that took tithes, was tithed; And to say the truth, Levi himself which receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. And to say as the thing is, Levi also which receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. And as I may so say, Levi also who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
7:10 and yet he was in his father’s loins, when Melchisedec met him. For he was yet in the loins of his father Abraham, when Melchisedech met him. For he was yet in the loins of his father Abraham, when Melchi-sedec met him. For he was yet in the loins of his Father when Melchisedec met him.
7:11 Therefore if perfection was by the priesthood of Levi, for under him the people took the law, what yet was it needful, another priest to rise, after the order of Melchisedec, and not to be said after the order of Aaron? If now therefore perfection came by the priesthood of the levites (for under that priesthood the people received the law) what needed it furthermore that another priest should rise, after the order of Melchisedech, and not after the order of Aaron? If therefore perfection had been by the Priesthood of the Levites (for under it the Law was established to the people) what needed it furthermore, that another Priest should rise after the order of Melchi-sedec, & not to be called after the order of Aaron? If therefore perfection were by the Levitical Priesthood (for under it the people received the Law) what further need was there, that another Priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
7:12 For why when the priesthood is translated, it is needful that also the translation of the law be made. Now no doubt, if the priesthood be translated, then of necessity must the law be translated also. For if the Priesthood be changed, then of necessity must there be a change of the Law. For the Priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the Law.
7:13 But he in whom these things be said, is of another lineage, of which no man was priest to the altar. For he of whom these things are spoken, pertaineth unto another tribe, of which, never man served at the altar. For he of whom these things are spoken, pertaineth unto another tribe, whereof no man served at the altar. For he of whom these things are spoken, pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the Altar.
7:14 Soothly it is openly known, that our Lord is born of Juda, in which lineage Moses spake nothing of priests. For it is evident that our lord sprung of the tribe of Juda, of which tribe spake Moses nothing concerning priesthood. For it is evident, that our Lord sprung out of Juda, concerning the which tribe Moses spake nothing, touching the Priesthood. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda, of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning Priesthood.
7:15 And more yet it is known, if after the order of Melchisedec another priest riseth; And it is yet a more evident thing, if after the similitude of Melchisedech there arise another priest, And it is yet a more evident thing, because that after the similitude of Melchi-sedec, there is risen up another Priest, And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another Priest,
7:16 the which is not made after the law of fleshly commandment, but after virtue of life indissoluble. which is not made after the law of the carnal commandment: but after the power of the endless life. Which is not made Priest after the Law of the carnal commandment, but after the power of the endless life. Who is made not after the Law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
7:17 Soothly he witnesseth, For thou art a priest into without end, after the order of Melchisedec; For he testifieth: Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedech. For he testifieth thus, Thou art a Priest for ever, after the order of Melchi-sedec. For he testifieth; Thou art a Priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec.
7:18 that reproving of the commandment before-going is made, for the unfirmness and unprofit of it. Then the commandment that went afore, is disannulled, because of his weakness and unprofitableness. For the commandment that went afore, is disannulled, because of the weakness thereof, and unprofitableness. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before, for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
7:19 For why the law brought nothing to perfection, but there is a bringing in of a better hope, by which we nigh to God. For the law made nothing perfect: but was an introduction of a better hope, by which hope, we draw nigh unto god. For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope made perfect, whereby we draw near unto God. For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did: by the which we draw nigh unto God.
7:20 And how great it is, not without swearing that Christ is made priest after the order of Melchisedec; And for this cause it is a better hope, that it was not promised without an oath. And forasmuch as it is not without an oath And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made Priest,
7:21 forsooth others be made priests without an oath; but this priest with an oath, by him that said to him, The Lord swore, and it shall not rue him, Thou art a priest into without end, after the order of Melchisedec; Those priests were made without an oath: but this priest with an oath, by him that said unto him: The lord sware, and will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech: (for these are made Priests without an oath: But this, he is made with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord hath sworn, & will not repent, Thou art a Priest for ever, after the order of Melchi-sedec) (For those Priests were made without an oath: but this with an oath, by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec)
7:22 in so much Jesus is made better promiser of the better testament. And for that cause was Jesus a stablisher of a better testament. By so much is Jesus made a surety of a better Testament. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better Testament.
7:23 And soothly the others were made many priests, for that they were forbidden by death to dwell; And among them many were made priests, because they were not suffered to endure by the reason of death. And among them many were made Priests, because they were not suffered to endure, by the reason of death. And they truly were many Priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death.
7:24 but this man, for that he dwelleth into without end, hath an everlasting priesthood. But this man, because he endureth ever, hath an everlasting priesthood: But this man, because he endureth ever, hath an everlasting Priesthood. But this man because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable Priesthood.
7:25 Wherefore and he may save into without end, coming nigh by himself to God, evermore living to pray for us. Wherefore he is able also ever to save them that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth, to make intercession for us. Wherefore, he is able also perfectly to save them that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth, to make intercession for them. 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.
7:26 Forsooth it became that such a man were bishop to us, holy, innocent, unfiled, parted from sinners, and made higher than heavens; Such an high priest it becometh us to have, which is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than heavens. For such an high Priest it became us to have, which is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens: For such an high Priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.
7:27 which hath not need each day, as priests, first for his own guilts to offer sacrifices, and afterward for the people; soothly he did this thing, once offering himself. Which needeth not daily (as yonder high priests) to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s sins. For that did he at once for all, when he offered up himself: Which needed not daily as those high Priests to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for that did he once, when he offered up himself. Who needeth not daily, as those high Priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
7:28 And the law ordained men priests having sickness; but the word of swearing, which is after the law, ordained the Son perfect into without end. For the law maketh men priests, which have infirmity: but the word of the oath that came since the law, maketh the son priest, which is perfect for evermore. For the Law maketh men high Priests, which have infirmity: but the word of the oath that was since the Law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore. For the Law maketh men high Priests which have infirmity, but the word of the oath which was since the Law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
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