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King James Bible 1611

King James Bible 1769


7:1 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: 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 gaue a tenth part of all: first being by interpretation king of righteousnesse, and after that also king of Salem, which 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 descent, hauing neither beginning of dayes nor end of life: but made like vnto the Sonne of God, abideth a Priest continually. 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 Now consider how great this man was, vnto who euen the patriarch Abraham gaue the tenth of the spoiles. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
7:5 And verily they that are of the sonnes of Leui, who receiue the office of the Priesthood, haue a commandement to take Tithes of the people according to the Law, that is of their brethren, though they come out of the loines 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 descent is not counted from them, receiued 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 And without all contradiction, the lesse is blessed of the better. And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
7:8 And here men that die receiue tithes: but there hee receiueth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liueth. And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
7:9 And as I may so say, Leui also who receiueth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
7:10 For hee was yet in the loynes of his Father when Melchisedec met him. For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Leuiticall Priesthood (for vnder it the people receiued the Law) what further neede was there, that another Priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not bee 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 the Priesthood being chaunged, there is made of necessitie a change also of the Law. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
7:13 For hee of whom these things are spoken, pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gaue attendance 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 For it is euident that our Lorde sprang out of Iuda, of which tribe Moses spake nothing cocerning Priesthood. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
7:15 And it is yet farre more euident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another Priest, And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
7:16 Who is made not after the Law of a carnall commandement, but after the power of an endles life. Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
7:17 For hee testifieth; Thou art a Priest for euer, after the order of Melchisedec. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7:18 For there is verily a disanulling of the commandement going before, for the weakenesse and vnprofitablenesse thereof. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
7:19 For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did: by the which wee draw nigh vnto 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 in as much as not without an othe he was made Priest, And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
7:21 (For those Priests were made without an oath: but this with an oath, by him that said vnto him, The Lord sware and wil not repent, thou art a Priest for euer after the order of Melchisedec) (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 By so much was Iesus made a suertie of a better Testament. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
7:23 And they truely were many Priests, because they were not suffered to continue by 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 because hee continueth euer, hath an vnchangeable Priesthood. But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
7:25 Wherefore he is able also to saue them to the vttermost, that come vnto God by him, seeing hee euer liueth 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 For such an high Priest became vs, who is holy, harmelesse, vndefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher then the heauens. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high Priests, to offer vp sacrifice, first for his owne sins and then for the peoples: for this he did once, when he offered vp himselfe. 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 For the Law maketh men high Priests which haue infirmitie, but the word of the othe which was since the Law, maketh the Sonne, who is consecrated for euermore. 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.