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Hebrews 7

1 For this Melchisedek, king of Salame, priest of the most high God, the [one] having met Abraham when he returned from the defeat of the king and was praising him, 2 to whom also Abraham divided [a] tenth from all, on the one hand being first interpreted King of Justice, but then also king of Salame, which is King of Peace. 3 Fatherless, motherless, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor completion of zoe-life1 , being similar to the son of God, remains priest forever. 4 But be beholding how great is this [one], to whom Abraham the patriarch gave [a] tenth of the spoils. 5 And those on the one hand receiving the priesthood from the sons of Levi have the commandment to collect [a] tenth from the people according to the law, these are their brothers, although they have come from Abraham's loins. 6 On the other hand the [one] not tracing descent from them collected tithe from Abraham, and he blessed the [one] having the promise. 7 But apart from every dispute the inferior is blessed by the superior. 8 And here on the one hand men who die receive [the] tithe, but here [it is] witnessing that he zoe-lives1. 9 And so to speak, through Abraham Levi, the [one] receiving the tithe, is tithed. 10 For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him. 11 If on the one hand therefore completion2 was through the priesthood of Levi, for the people received the law by it, what need [is there] still [for] another priest to arise according to the manner of Melchizedek, and not to be called according to the manner of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is transferred, out of necessity change of law also comes to pass. 13 For [about] whom these [things] are said, of another tribe did he partake, from which no one officiated at the altar. 14 For [it is] clear that our Lord rose up out of Judah, to which tribe concerning priests Moses spoke nothing. 15 And [a] greater is still very clear, if according to the likeness of Melchizedek arises another priest, 16 who not according to [the] law of fleshly commandment comes to pass, but according to the power of indestructible zoe-life1. 17 For he witnessed that: You are priest to eternity according to the manner [of] Melchizedek. 18 For setting aside comes to pass, when commandment precedes, through its own weakness and uselessness. 19 For the law completed3 no one, but [is an] introduction to [a] greater hope, through which we draw near to God. 20 And to the degree that [it is] not apart from oath-taking,—for on the one hand without oath-taking they become priests, but on the other hand [he is become priest] with oaths through whom says to him, The Lord swore, and will not change-his mind: You [are] priest to eternity— 22 to the same degree [an] even greater contract4 came to pass, [the] collateral [being] Jesus. 23 And on the one hand more are become priests because of being prevented by death from abiding [in their office]. 24 But on the other hand because of him remaining to eternity he has [a] priesthood unchangeable. 25 Wherefore he is also able to be delivering completely those coming through him to God, [and] to be always zoe-living1 to be interceding in their behalf. 26 For such [a] chief-priest is also becoming for us approved, without evil, undefiled, being5 separated from sinners, and become higher than the heavens, 27 who does not have daily necessity, as [did] the chief-priests, first in behalf of their own sins to offer sacrifice, [and] then [in behalf of] those of the people. For this [one] made once and for all himself offered. 28 For the law appointed men chief-priests having weakness, but the word of oath-taking after the law [appointed a] son being perfect to eternity.

1from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

2or "perfection"

3or "perfected"

4or "testament", "covenant"

5or "having been"