11. 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?
12. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
13. For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe,
of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
6. took a tithe from Abraham
and blessed the one having the promises.
7. Without any dispute the inferior is blessed by the superior.
8. And here, on the one hand, men who die receive tithes, but, there, on the other hand, one is testified that he goes on living. 9. And so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who receives tithes, was tithed.
1. and blessed him; 2. 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; 3. Without father, without mother, without descent, having
neither beginning of days,
nor end of life;
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;
13. For when God promised to Abraham,
since he had by no one greater to swear,
swore by himself, 14. saying, "Indeed, blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you."
15. And so having patience, he obtained the promise.
7. For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8. But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
6. and having fallen away,
again to renew to repentance,
recrucifying for themselves the Son of God
and holding him up to contempt.
11. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God;
and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
6. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
14. Having then a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to the confession. 15. For we do not ahve a high priest who is not able to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tested in all things in likeness, yet without sin. 16. Let us approach then with boldness the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and may find grace for timely help.