Hebrews 7:1-9:14 NASB
2 to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then
also king of Salem, which is king of peace. 3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life,
but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.
the priest’s office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from
Abraham. 6 But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises. 7 But without
any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater. 8 In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed
that he lives on. 9 And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes, 10 for he was still in the loins of his father when
Melchizedek met him.
priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed,
of necessity there takes place a change of law also. 13 For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no
one has officiated at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning
priests. 15 And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, 16 who has become such not on the basis of
a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.
and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God. 20And inasmuch as it was not without an oath
23 The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, 24 but Jesus, on the other hand,
because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. 25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him,
since He always lives to make intercession for them. 26 For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated
from sinners and exalted above the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and
then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak,
but the word of the oath, which came after the Law,appoints a Son, made perfect forever.
the heavens, 2 a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man. 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer
both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. 4 Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest
at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; 5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned
by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “See,” He says, “that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on themountain.”
6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.
were the lampstand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called the holy place. 3 Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called
the Holy of Holies, 4 having a golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding
the manna, and Aaron’s rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant; 5and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat; but
of these things we cannot now speak in detail.
second, only the high priest enters once a year, not without takingblood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.
8 The Holy Spirit issignifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the outer tabernacle is still standing, 9 which
is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience, 10 since
they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.
that is to say, not of this creation; 12 and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for
all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify
for the cleansing of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse
your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
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