Verse 4. 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened,(AS) who have tasted the heavenly gift,(AT) who have shared in the Holy Spirit,(AU) 5 who have tasted the goodness(AV) of the word of God(AW) and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen[f] away, to be brought back to repentance. 24:16; Deut. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to … Hebrews 7:4-10 Delivered 03/25/2001. 14 For it is evident that g our Lord arose from h Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning 3 priesthood. This section is the longest single expository passage in the epistle, which indicates it's importance. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if … Observe Abraham's great dignity and happiness; that he had the promises. Hebrews 9. Salem Media Group. 7:4-10 That High Priest who should afterward appear, of whom Melchizedec was a type, must be much superior to the Levitical priests. All rights reserved. 2 Peter. From these spoils, then, Abraham gave one-tenth - the very best - to Melchizedek.It is impossible to know how the spoils were laid out. Loving heavenly Father, Your plans and purposes for me are staggering. The typical significance of Melchizedek is now further seen in what passed between him and Abraham, in respect to tithe and blessing. The Greatness of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:4-7) Hebrews 7:8-10. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. 14 But solid food is for the mature,(AJ) who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.(AK). Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham. because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. (Z) 8 Son(AA) though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered(AB) 9 and, once made perfect,(AC) he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest(AD) in the order of Melchizedek. (AE), 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. Hebrews 7:4. 32:8 the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. 4 Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils. Hebrews 7:4-17 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! (CH) 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah,(CI) and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. 1 For this # Gen. 14:18-20 Melchizedek, king of # Ps. Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also... Read verse in … He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. 5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory(Q) of becoming a high priest. He was a man (Heb. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, … I can scarcely take in that God Himself should come as my Saviour and High Priest, so that I can approach You on Your great and gracious throne of grace. 14 It is well known that he was born a member of the tribe of Judah; and Moses did not mention this tribe when he spoke of priests. (BT) He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him,(BU) 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. Hebrews 7:4. (BB) 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope(BC) for may be fully realized. 11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people(CD) established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come,(CE) one in the order of Melchizedek,(CF) not in the order of Aaron? 10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 7 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” 3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor … "He was superior to Abraham, for he blessed him; and he was superior to Levi, or any son of his, since (if I may be allowed so to say) they paid tithes in Abraham;" Hebrews 7:9. (BF), 13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,(BG) 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[g](BH) 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. The Need for Another Priest (Hebrews 7:11) Hebrews 7:12. Before moving on, the Lord gives us a wonderfully intimate application of what we’ve seen so far, full of encouragement, comfort, and practicality. Jesus Descended From Judah Not Levi (Hebrews 7:13-14) Hebrews 7:15-17 The author of Hebrews supplies Abraham as the subject, according to a contemporary interpretation of the passage. And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. Hebrews 7:4. Hebrews 7:4, KJV: "Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils." 26 Such a high priest(CV) truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners,(CW) exalted above the heavens. Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 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. One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham. 15 For we … In this way, Melchizedek is clearly a greater figure than Abraham, and his priesthood is clearly greater than that of Levi or Aaron. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn    and will not change his mind:(CO)    ‘You are a priest forever.’”[i](CP), 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant. Retail: $2.99. James. (R) But God said(S) to him, “You are my Son;    today I have become your Father.”[b](T), “You are a priest forever,    in the order of Melchizedek. 17 For it is declared: “You are a priest forever,    in the order of Melchizedek.”[h](CJ), 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless(CK) 19 (for the law made nothing perfect),(CL) and a better hope(CM) is introduced, by which we draw near to God.(CN). Hebrews 4:14–16 (NASB95): 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. This chapter contains the exposition about the superiority of … Changing the Priesthood Means Changing The Law (Hebrews 7:12) Hebrews 7:13-14. Now consider how great this man was, — How great he,—this person, was. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[ a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. All rights reserved worldwide. (O) 4 And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.(P). Named eight times in Hebrews (besides Gen. 14 and Ps. (CC) 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. Our Gifts End Up with the Lord (Hebrews 7:8-10) Hebrews 7:11. Our Price: $2.09. Gn 14:22 and the note there). Keep me ever mindful of this amazing privilege. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,(BO) 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. Hebrews 4. 7 This Melchizedek was king of Salem(BS) and priest of God Most High. (AZ) In the end it will be burned. 4 Just think how ... Save: $14.98 (75%) Buy Now. 6 Therefore let us move beyond(AL) the elementary teachings(AM) about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[d](AN) and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites,[e](AO) the laying on of hands,(AP) the resurrection of the dead,(AQ) and eternal judgment. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 7 Now this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kingsand blessed him. The basic argument of the writer is to explain that Melchizedek was greater than the great patriarch Abraham, who himself was the "rich root of the olive tree" (the "fountainhead" as it were of the Hebrew nation - see note Romans 11:17). 7 Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. Hebrews 7:4-14 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! Jesus is a high priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. (AX) To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God(AY) all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. (BP) He has become a high priest(BQ) forever, in the order of Melchizedek.(BR). Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. So, we’ve see a lot of challenge and rebuke, and a lot of encouraging statements. New International Version (NIV), ver 11; Ro 3:20; 7:7, 8; Gal 3:21; Heb 9:9; 10:1, Ro 6:10; Heb 9:12, 26, 28; 10:10; 1Pe 3:18, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest(A) who has ascended into heaven,[a](B) Jesus the Son of God,(C) let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? We began a new section last week in our study of Hebrews. (BI), 16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. In fact, he predates the tribe of Eli, and was given tithes and honors by Abraham himself (Genesis 14:14–24; Hebrews 7:4–7). (CX) 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices(CY) day after day, first for his own sins,(CZ) and then for the sins of the people. 1 Peter. Melchizedek, (continued) (Hebrews 7:4-10) The chief design of the apostle in this chapter was not to declare the nature of Christ’s priesthood, nor to describe the exercise thereof; instead, he dwells upon the excellency of it. (L) 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray,(M) since he himself is subject to weakness. Hebrews 6. Hebrews 10. Hebrews 7 is the seventh chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Hebrews 7. Jesus the Great High Priest. This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 3 John. ... 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. 3 And God permitting,(AR) we will do so. 3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like … - Now consider how great this man was, unto whom Abraham, the patriarch, even gave a tenth of the spoils. 1 John. The author is anonymous, although the internal reference to "our brother Timothy" causes a traditional attribution to Paul, but this attribution has been disputed since the second century and there is no decisive evidence for the authorship. Hebrews 3. Hebrews 7:5 “And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, … The King of Righteousness. Chapter 31. 7:4), not Shem, as some contend, for the record of Shem's beginning of days and end of life is given to us. All rights reserved worldwide. 6 This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed(CA) him who had the promises. The Greatness Of Melchizedek. Hebrews 13. NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. Save: $0.90 (30%) Buy Now. 9 Even though we speak like this, dear friends,(BA) we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. [d]His name first means[e]king of righteousness, then king of Salem,[f]that is, king of peace. [a]2 To him[b]also Abraham apportioned a tithe[c]of everything. 20 And it was not without an oath! Hebrews 7:4-10 elucidates and substantiates the Superiority of the Melchizedekian compared with the Levitical priesthood. 5 Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God,(J) to offer gifts and sacrifices(K) for sins. Proud member NIV®. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe,(CG) and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. (BY) 5 Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people(BZ)—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham. In Hebrews 4:14 – 5:14, the author emphasized the superiority of Jesus the high priest over the high priests of Aaronic descent. Hebrews 12. (G) 16 Let us then approach(H) God’s throne of grace with confidence,(I) so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Scripture quoted by permission. (BJ) 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging(BK) nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised,(BL) he confirmed it with an oath. That man is rich and happy indeed, who has the promises, both of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 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