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    Hebrews 7

    1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,ASV — Hebrews 7:1

    2 to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is King of peace;ASV — Hebrews 7:2

    3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God), abideth a priest continually.ASV — Hebrews 7:3

    4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the chief spoils.ASV — Hebrews 7:4

    5 And they indeed of the sons of Levi that receive the priest`s office have commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though these have come out of the loins of Abraham:ASV — Hebrews 7:5

    6 but he whose genealogy is not counted from them hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises.ASV — Hebrews 7:6

    7 But without any dispute the less is blessed of the better.ASV — Hebrews 7:7

    8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there one, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.ASV — Hebrews 7:8

    9 And, so to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receiveth tithes, hath paid tithes;ASV — Hebrews 7:9

    10 for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.ASV — Hebrews 7:10

    11 Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need [was there] that another priest should arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron?ASV — Hebrews 7:11

    12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.ASV — Hebrews 7:12

    13 For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar.ASV — Hebrews 7:13

    14 For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung out of Judah; as to which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priests.ASV — Hebrews 7:14

    15 And [what we say] is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest,ASV — Hebrews 7:15

    16 who hath been made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life:ASV — Hebrews 7:16

    17 for it is witnessed [of him,] Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.ASV — Hebrews 7:17

    18 For there is a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and unprofitablenessASV — Hebrews 7:18

    19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw nigh unto God.ASV — Hebrews 7:19

    20 And inasmuch as [it is] not without the taking of an oathASV — Hebrews 7:20

    21 (for they indeed have been made priests without an oath; but he with an oath by him that saith of him, The Lord sware and will not repent himself, Thou art a priest for ever);ASV — Hebrews 7:21

    22 by so much also hath Jesus become the surety of a better covenant.ASV — Hebrews 7:22

    23 And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:ASV — Hebrews 7:23

    24 but he, because he abideth for ever, hath his priesthood unchangeable.ASV — Hebrews 7:24

    25 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.ASV — Hebrews 7:25

    26 For such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;ASV — Hebrews 7:26

    27 who needeth not daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the [sins] of the people: for this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.ASV — Hebrews 7:27

    28 For the law appointeth men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, [appointeth] a Son, perfected for evermore.ASV — Hebrews 7:28

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