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https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles Hebrews 7. 1-10 The old plan was only a hint of the good things in the new plan. The law appoints as high priests men who are never able to get the job done right. The Message Bible Hebrews 7 1 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. Hebrews 5:7; Hebrews 7:25 Read chapter in The Message Bible. Another way—Jesus!—a way that does work, that brings us right into the presence of God, is put in its place. 8-10 Or look at it this way: We pay our tithes to priests who die, but Abraham paid tithes to a priest who, the Scripture says, “lives.” Ultimately you could even say that since Levi descended from Abraham, who paid tithes to Melchizedek, when we pay tithes to the priestly tribe of Levi they end up with Melchizedek. (J) 7 And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. The law appoints as high priests men who are never able to get the job done right. That there is such a change is plain. 20 And it was not without an oath! Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. 7 This Melchizedek was king of Salem(A) and priest of God Most High. He’s there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them. Hebrews 6 The Message (MSG). He met Abraham, who was returning from “the royal massacre,” and gave him his blessing. Our High Priest is the Son of God Perfect Forever. But since it didn’t get the job done, there was a change of priesthood, which brought with it a radical new kind of law. In acts of blessing, the lesser is blessed by the greater. Melchizedek, Priest of God 1-3Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch(F) Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! b. Abraham in turn gave him a tenth of the spoils. 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. Jump to: Bible Study Tools ... Hebrews 11:21; Genesis 20:7, yet he is nowhere called either a priest or a king. Hebrews 7 Melchizedek, Priest of God 1-3 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. Abraham in turn gave him a tenth of the spoils. 4-7 You realize just how great Melchizedek is when you see that Father Abraham gave him a tenth of the captured treasure. The Message; Hebrews 7 Hebrews 7. 8-10 Or look at it this way: We pay our tithes to priests who die, but Abraham paid tithes to a priest who, the Scripture says, “lives.” Ultimately you could even say that since Levi descended from Abraham, who paid tithes to Melchizedek, when we pay tithes to the priestly tribe of Levi they end up with Melchizedek. Hebrews 7:7, NASB: "But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater." 7. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. No matter how many sacrifices were offered year after year, they never added up to a complete solution. 15-19 But the Melchizedek story provides a perfect analogy: Jesus, a priest like Melchizedek, not by genealogical descent but by the sheer force of resurrection life—he lives!—“priest forever in the royal order of Melchizedek.” The former way of doing things, a system of commandments that never worked out the way it was supposed to, was set aside; the law brought nothing to maturity. Hebrews 7:15 And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, (NASB: Lockman). But Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. If the old message delivered by the angels was valid and nobody got away with anything, do you think we can risk neglecting this latest message, this magnificent salvation? The book of Hebrews is meant to challenge, encourage, and empower Christian believers. 15-19 But the Melchizedek story provides a perfect analogy: Jesus, a priest like Melchizedek, not by genealogical descent but by the sheer force of resurrection life—he lives!—“priest forever in the royal order of Melchizedek.” The former way of doing things, a system of commandments that never worked out the way it was supposed to, was set aside; the law brought nothing to maturity. Hebrews 7:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 7:7, NIV: "And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater." The Message Melchizedek, Priest of God 7 1-3 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. 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:(W)    ‘You are a priest forever.’”[b](X), 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant. Read verse in The Message Bible The Message Hebrews 1:7. Hebrews 7 1 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” 3 Without father or mother, without genealogy,(D) without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God,(E) he remains a priest forever. But Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. Hebrews 7:7, KJV: "And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better." But this intervening command of God, which came later, appoints the Son, who is absolutely, eternally perfect. 23 [Again, the former successive line of priests] was made up of many, because they were each prevented by death from continuing [perpetually in office]; Read full chapter Priests descended from Levi are commanded by law to collect tithes from the people, even though they are all more or less equals, priests and people, having a common father in Abraham. For as long as it’s still God’s Today, keep each other on your toes so sin doesn’t slow down your reflexes. In these respects, it was undoubted that he was inferior to Melchizedek. Dec 8, 1996. Make sure there’s no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God. There is no way of understanding this in terms of the old Levitical priesthood, which is why there is nothing in Jesus’ family tree connecting him with that priestly line. 6 This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed(I) him who had the promises. 1 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham, who was returning from "the royal massacre," and gave him his blessing. "Salem" means "Peace." Hebrews 11:7 The Message (MSG) 7 By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. Hebrews 7 New King James Version (NKJV) The King of Righteousness. A new covenant. Greek: kai perissoteron eti katadelon estin, ei kata ten homoioteta Melchisedek anistatai hiereus heteros,. He’s there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them. 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. He met Abraham, who was returning from "the royal massacre," and gave him his blessing. Hebrews 7 The Message Bible << Hebrews 6 | Hebrews 7 | Hebrews 8 >> The Priestly Order of Melchizedek. This makes Jesus the guarantee of a far better way between us and God—one that really works! 6 1-3 So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. All rights reserved worldwide. 20-22 The old priesthood of Aaron perpetuated itself automatically, father to son, without explicit confirmation by God. But then God intervened and called this new, permanent priesthood into being with an added promise: God gave his word;    he won’t take it back:“You’re the permanent priest.”. Since God has given us Christ, we ought to listen to what He says and not move … 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe,(O) and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. Since that old “law plan” wasn’t complete in itself, it couldn’t complete those who followed it. 3-7 God made that vow, even though he’d finished his part before the foundation of the world. He’s done it, once and for all: offered up himself as the sacrifice. (G) 5 Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people(H)—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham. Hebrews 7:25The Message (MSG) 23-25 Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. 26 Such a high priest(AD) truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners,(AE) exalted above the heavens. Scripture: Hebrews 7:26–8:5. the one who possessed the promise. Hebrews 8 In essence, we have just such a high priest: authoritative right alongside God, conducting worship in the one true sanctuary built by God. He’s done it, once and for all: offered up himself as the sacrifice. 3-5 The assigned task of a high priest is to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and it’s no different with the priesthood of Jesus. Abraham in turn gave him a tenth of the spoils. Regarding angels he says, The messengers are winds, the servants are tongues of fire. 17 For it is declared: “You are a priest forever,    in the order of Melchizedek.”[a](R), 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless(S) 19 (for the law made nothing perfect),(T) and a better hope(U) is introduced, by which we draw near to God.(V). Hebrews 10 The old plan was only a hint of the good things in the new plan. Scripture: Hebrews 7:1–25. (AJ) 28 For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness;(AK) but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son,(AL) who has been made perfect(AM) forever. Unlike the other high priests, he doesn’t have to offer sacrifices for his own sins every day before he can get around to us and our sins. 4-7 You realize just how great Melchizedek is when you see that Father Abraham gave him a tenth of the captured treasure. 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. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 11-14 If the priesthood of Levi and Aaron, which provided the framework for the giving of the law, could really make people perfect, there wouldn’t have been need for a new priesthood like that of Melchizedek. 1 So, my dear Christian friends, companions in following this call to the heights, take a good hard look at Jesus. According to this letter, Jesus Christ is superior to all other prophets and all other claims to truth. 20-22 The old priesthood of Aaron perpetuated itself automatically, father to son, without explicit confirmation by God. He’s there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them. 1: Christ Jesus is a priest after the order of Melchisedec; 11: and so far more excellent than the priests of Aaron's order. 7 1-3 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. He met Abraham, who was returning from “the royal massacre,” and gave him his blessing. He met Abraham, who was returning from "the royal massacre," and gave him his blessing. 23-25 Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. 11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people(L) established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come,(M) one in the order of Melchizedek,(N) not in the order of Aaron? 2 Abraham in turn gave him a tenth of the spoils. In this way he is like the Son of God, one huge priestly presence dominating the landscape always. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible, The Message Raspberry Blossom, Personal Size + Topical Concordance, The Message Canvas Bible: Coloring and Journaling the Story of God, Leather-Look, Gold Leaf, Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/tan, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Bonded Leather, Black, Large Print, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Brown/Saddle Tan Leather-Look. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on “salvation by self-help” and turning in trust toward God; baptismal instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment. He met Abraham, who was returning from “the royal massacre,” and gave him his blessing. But then God intervened and called this new, permanent priesthood into being with an added promise: God gave his word;    he won’t take it back:“You’re the permanent priest.”. He sacrificed for their sins once for all(AI) when he offered himself. “Melchizedek” means “King of Righteousness.” “Salem” means “Peace.” So, he is also “King of Peace.” Melchizedek towers out of the past—without record of family ties, no account of beginning or end. This makes Jesus the guarantee of a far better way between us and God—one that really works! Somewhere it’s written, “God rested the seventh day, having completed his work,” but in this other text he says, “They’ll never be able to sit down and rest.” So this promise has not yet been fulfilled. But since it didn’t get the job done, there was a change of priesthood, which brought with it a radical new kind of law. In the same way, many Christians are hung up on intellectual issues that couldbe resolved, allowing them to move o… Read and study Hebrews 7 in the The Message. (AF) 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices(AG) day after day, first for his own sins,(AH) and then for the sins of the people. 7 Only the high priest entered the smaller, inside tent, and then only once a year, offering a blood sacrifice for his own sins and the people's accumulated sins. The Message Hebrews 7:7. (K) 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. "Melchizedek" means "King of Righteousness." Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Amplified: And this becomes more plainly evident when another Priest arises Who bears the likeness of Melchizedek, (Amplified Bible - Lockman) In acts of blessing, the lesser is blessed by the greater. 6 After this was set up, the priests went about their duties in the large tent. Hebrews 4:3-7 The Message (MSG) When the Promises Are Mixed with Faith 4 1-3 For as long, then, as that promise of resting in him pulls us on to God’s goal for … 7 Now without dispute the inferior is blessed by the superior, 8 and in one case tithes are received by mortal men, while in the other by him who is affirmed to be alive. 26-28 So now we have a high priest who perfectly fits our needs: completely holy, uncompromised by sin, with authority extending as high as God’s presence in heaven itself. He met Abraham, who was returning from “the royal massacre,” and gave him his blessing. But this man, a complete outsider, collected tithes from Abraham and blessed him, the one to whom the promises had been given. In this way he is like the Son of God, one huge priestly presence dominating the landscape always. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! In acts of blessing, the lesser is blessed by the greater. 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