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Hebrews 7

7:1 For this Melchisedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who did meet Abraham turning back from the smiting of the kings, and did bless him, 7:2 to whom also a tenth of all did Abraham divide, (first, indeed, being interpreted, `King of righteousness,' and then also, King of Salem, which is, King of Peace,) 7:3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, and being made like to the Son of God, doth remain a priest continually. 7:4 And see how great this one [is] , to whom also a tenth Abraham the patriarch did give out of the best of the spoils, 7:5 and those, indeed, out of the sons of Levi receiving the priesthood, a command have to take tithes from the people according to the law, that is, their brethren, even though they came forth out of the loins of Abraham; 7:6 and he who was not reckoned by genealogy of them, received tithes from Abraham, and him having the promises he hath blessed, 7:7 and apart from all controversy, the less by the better is blessed-- 7:8 and here, indeed, men who die do receive tithes, and there [he] , who is testified to that he was living, 7:9 and so to speak, through Abraham even Levi who is receiving tithes, hath paid tithes, 7:10 for he was yet in the loins of the father when Melchisedek met him.  7:11 If indeed, then, perfection were through the Levitical priesthood--for the people under it had received law--what further need, according to the order of Melchisedek, for another priest to arise, and not to be called according to the order of Aaron 7:12 for the priesthood being changed, of necessity also, of the law a change doth come, 7:13 for he of whom these things are said in another tribe hath had part, of whom no one gave attendance at the altar, 7:14 for [it is] evident that out of Judah hath arisen our Lord, in regard to which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. 7:15 And it is yet more abundantly most evident, if according to the similitude of Melchisedek there doth arise another priest, 7:16 who came not according to the law of a fleshly command, but according to the power of an endless life, 7:17 for He doth testify--`Thou [art] a priest--to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;' 7:18 for a disannulling indeed doth come of the command going before because of its weakness, and unprofitableness, 7:19 (for nothing did the law perfect) and the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw nigh to God. 7:20 And inasmuch as [it is] not apart from oath, (for those indeed apart from oath are become priests, 7:21 and he with an oath through Him who is saying unto him, `The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest--to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;') 7:22 by so much of a better covenant hath Jesus become surety, 7:23 and those indeed are many who have become priests, because by death they are hindered from remaining; 7:24 and he, because of his remaining--to the age, hath the priesthood not transient, 7:25 whence also he is able to save to the very end, those coming through him unto God--ever living to make intercession for them. 7:26 For such a chief priest did become us--kind, harmless, undefiled, separate from the sinners, and become higher than the heavens, 7:27 who hath no necessity daily, as the chief priests, first for his own sins to offer up sacrifice, then for those of the people; for this he did once, having offered up himself; 7:28 for the law doth appoint men chief priests, having infirmity, but the word of the oath that [is] after the law [appointeth] the Son--to the age having been perfected. 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain