Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 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. 3-7 God made that vow, even though he’d finished his part before the foundation of the world. Hebrews 6 The Message (MSG). These intellectual hang-ups kept them from continuing on to maturity in Jesus. But we don't have time to comment on these now. 23-25 Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. Hebrews 7:25The Message (MSG) 23-25 Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. A new covenant. Regarding angels he says, The messengers are winds, the servants are tongues of fire. He met Abraham, who was returning from “the royal massacre,” and gave him his blessing. “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. But this intervening command of God, which came later, appoints the Son, who is absolutely, eternally perfect. 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. 7 1-3 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. 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. In acts of blessing, the lesser is blessed by the greater. Melchizedek the Priest. 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. This makes Jesus the guarantee of a far better way between us and God—one that really works! 2 Abraham in turn gave him a tenth of the spoils. He sacrificed for their sins once for all(AI) when he offered himself. 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. Abraham in turn gave him a tenth of the spoils. (B) He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him,(C) 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. (Y), 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. The writer to the Hebrews wanted to remove these intellectual problems the Jewish Christians had with the gospel. Hebrews 7 Melchizedek, Priest of God 1-3 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. 8 In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living. The law appoints as high priests men who are never able to get the job done right. 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.”. Another way—Jesus!—a way that does work, that brings us right into the presence of God, is put in its place. 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. Grow up in Christ. 4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch(F) Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! But this intervening command of God, which came later, appoints the Son, who is absolutely, eternally perfect. Hebrews 7 The Message Bible << Hebrews 6 | Hebrews 7 | Hebrews 8 >> The Priestly Order of Melchizedek. But Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. 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. 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. For as long as it’s still God’s Today, keep each other on your toes so sin doesn’t slow down your reflexes. 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. 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. No matter how many sacrifices were offered year after year, they never added up to a complete solution. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles 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 was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. In these respects, it was undoubted that he was inferior to Melchizedek. 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. In this way he is like the Son of God, one huge priestly presence dominating the landscape always. 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. 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. 4-7 You realize just how great Melchizedek is when you see that Father Abraham gave him a tenth of the captured treasure. 22 In keeping with [the oath’s greater strength and force], Jesus has become the Guarantee of a better (stronger) agreement [a more excellent and more advantageous covenant]. 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.”. 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. In acts of blessing, the lesser is blessed by the greater. 10 For he was still in his ancestor Abraham’s loins Dec 8, 1996. The Message; Hebrews 7 Hebrews 7. Melchizedek, Priest of God 1-3Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. 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 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 7:7, NIV: "And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater." 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. 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. He's the centerpiece of everything we believe, 2 faithful in … 6 1-3 So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. 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 b. In acts of blessing, the lesser is blessed by the greater. 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. 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. Abraham in turn gave him a tenth of the spoils. 1 So, my dear Christian friends, companions in following this call to the heights, take a good hard look at Jesus. Read verse in The Message Bible 20-22 The old priesthood of Aaron perpetuated itself automatically, father to son, without explicit confirmation by God. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. 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 … 20-22 The old priesthood of Aaron perpetuated itself automatically, father to son, without explicit confirmation by God. He met Abraham, who was returning from “the royal massacre,” and gave him his blessing. Hebrews 7. 7 1-3 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. John Piper Dec 1, 1996 433 Shares Sermon. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. In this way he is like the Son of God, one huge priestly presence dominating the landscape always. Hebrews 10 The old plan was only a hint of the good things in the new plan. Hebrews 7:7, KJV: "And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better." 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. Our High Priest is the Son of God Perfect Forever. "Salem" means "Peace." 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. a. 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). 9 And it could be said that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid a tithe through Abraham. 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? (J) 7 And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. 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. He met Abraham, who was returning from “the royal massacre,” and gave him his blessing. 12-14 So watch your step, friends. Hebrews 5:7; Hebrews 7:25 Read chapter in The Message Bible. He met Abraham, who was returning from "the royal massacre," and gave him his blessing. The Message Hebrews 7:7. The Message Hebrews 1:7. He’s done it, once and for all: offered up himself as the sacrifice. (P) 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah,(Q) and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. He’s done it, once and for all: offered up himself as the sacrifice. 1-2 In essence, we have just such a high priest: authoritative right alongside God, conducting worship in the one true sanctuary built by God. Amplified: And this becomes more plainly evident when another Priest arises Who bears the likeness of Melchizedek, (Amplified Bible - Lockman) “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. (Z) 25 Therefore he is able to save(AA) completely[c] those who come to God(AB) through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.(AC). He met Abraham, who was returning from “the royal massacre,” and gave him his blessing. 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. 1-10 The old plan was only a hint of the good things in the new plan. But this man, a complete outsider, collected tithes from Abraham and blessed him, the one to whom the promises had been given. If he were limited to … NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. A new covenant. The book of Hebrews is meant to challenge, encourage, and empower Christian believers. Since that old "law plan" wasn't complete in itself, it couldn't complete those who followed it. Hebrews 7 New King James Version (NKJV) The King of Righteousness. Abraham in turn gave him a tenth of the spoils. Hebrews 7:7, ESV: "It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior." (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. That there is such a change is plain. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. 7 1 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest God. Hebrews 7 The Message (MSG) Melchizedek, Priest of God 7 1-3 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest 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. 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. 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. Hebrews 11:7 The Message (MSG) 7 By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. 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. No matter how many sacrifices were offered year after year, they never added up to a ... Read verse in The Message Bible 20 And it was not without an oath! 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. Jump to: Bible Study Tools ... Hebrews 11:21; Genesis 20:7, yet he is nowhere called either a priest or a king. 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 law appoints as high priests men who are never able to get the job done right. Hebrews 7:3 - MSG - Melchizedek towers out of the past--without record... Study verse in the The Message 1: Christ Jesus is a priest after the order of Melchisedec; 11: and so far more excellent than the priests of Aaron's order. He met Abraham, who was returning from "the royal massacre," and gave him his blessing. 7. 23-25 Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. Scripture: Hebrews 7:26–8:5. Another way—Jesus!—a way that does work, that brings us right into the presence of God, is put in its place. Hebrews 7 1 Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the Highest 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. John Piper Dec 8, 1996 172 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him 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. Since that old “law plan” wasn’t complete in itself, it couldn’t complete those who followed it. (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. All rights reserved worldwide. (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. 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. 6 After this was set up, the priests went about their duties in the large tent. First of all, it was delivered in person by the Master, then accurately passed on to us by those who heard it from him. The Message Melchizedek, Priest of God 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. But this man, a complete outsider, collected tithes from Abraham and blessed him, the one to whom the promises had been given. the one who possessed the promise. "Melchizedek" means "King of Righteousness." Hebrews 7:7, NASB: "But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater." 7 This Melchizedek was king of Salem(A) and priest of God Most High. This makes Jesus the guarantee of a far better way between us and God—one that really works! 4-7 You realize just how great Melchizedek is when you see that Father Abraham gave him a tenth of the captured treasure. But Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. According to this letter, Jesus Christ is superior to all other prophets and all other claims to truth. He met Abraham, who was returning from "the royal massacre," and gave him his blessing. Commentary on Hebrews 7:11-25 (Read Hebrews 7:11-25) The priesthood and law by which perfection could not come, are done away; a Priest is risen, and a dispensation now set up, by which true believers may be made perfect. 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. 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. 1 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. The Message Bible 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. Scripture: Hebrews 7:1–25. 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