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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Christ Jesus is a priest after the order of Melchisedec;
11and so far more excellent than the priests of Aaron's order.
 
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Chapter 7

Verse 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;


this
6:20; Genesis 14:18-20
Salem
Psalms 76:2
the most
Psalms 57:2; 78:35,56; Daniel 4:2; 5:18,21; Micah 6:6; Mark 5:7; Acts 16:17
the slaughter
Genesis 16:14-16; Isaiah 41:2,3

Verse 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;
a tenth
Genesis 28:22; Leviticus 27:32; Numbers 18:21; 1 Samuel 8:15,17
King of righteousness
2 Samuel 8:15; 23:3; 1 Kings 4:24,25; 1 Chronicles 22:9; Psalms 45:4-7; 72:1-3,7; 85:10,11; Isaiah 9:6,7; 32:1,2; 45:22-25; Jeremiah 23:5,6; 33:15,16; Micah 5:5; Luke 2:14; Romans 3:26; 5:1,2; Ephesians 2:14-18

Verse 3
Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
Without father
That is, as the Syriac renders, "Whose father and mother are not inscribed among the genealogies; and therefore it was not known who he was."
descent
Gr. pedigree.
Exodus 6:18,20-27; 1 Chronicles 6:1-3
a priest
17,23-28

Verse 4
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
the patriarch
Acts 2:29; 7:8,9
Abraham
Genesis 12:2; 17:5,6; Romans 4:11-13,17,18; Galatians 3:28,29; James 2:23
gave
Genesis 14:20

Verse 5
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
who
5:4; Exodus 28:1; Numbers 16:10,11; 17:3-10; 18:7,21-26
to take
Leviticus 27:30-33; Numbers 18:26-32; 2 Chronicles 31:4-6; Nehemiah 13:10
come
10; Genesis 35:11; 46:26; Exodus 1:5; 1 Kings 8:19

Verse 6
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
descent
Gr. pedigree.
received
4; Genesis 14:19,20
had
6:13-15; 11:13,17; Genesis 12:2,13; 13:14-17; 17:4-8; 22:17,18; Acts 3:25; Romans 4:13; 9:4; Galatians 3:16

Verse 7
And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
without
1 Timothy 3:16
the less
11:20,21; Genesis 27:20-40; 28:1-4; 47:7-10; 48:15-20; 49:28; Numbers 6:23-27; Deuteronomy 32:1; 2 Samuel 6:20; 1 Kings 8:55; 2 Chronicles 30:27; Luke 24:50,51; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Verse 8
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
men
23; 9:27
he liveth
3:16; 5:6; 6:20; 9:24,25; John 11:25,26; 14:6,19; Revelation 1:18

Verse 9
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
payed
4; Genesis 14:20; Romans 5:12; *marg:

Verse 10
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
5; Genesis 35:11; 46:26; 1 Kings 8:19

Verse 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?
perfection
[teleiosis (teleiđwsiv)] completion, or fulfilment of the plan and purpose of God.
18,19; 8:7,10-13; 10:1-4; Galatians 2:21; 4:3,9; Colossians 2:10-17
what
another
15,17,21; 5:6,10; 6:20

Verse 12
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
a change
Isaiah 66:21; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 16:61; Acts 6:13,14

Verse 13
For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
of which
Numbers 16:40; 17:5; 2 Chronicles 26:16-21

Verse 14
For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Our Lord
Luke 1:43; John 20:13,28; Ephesians 1:3; Philippians 3:8
sprang
Genesis 46:12; 49:10; Ruth 4:18-22; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:3-16; Luke 2:23-33; 3:33; Romans 1:3; 2:3; Revelation 5:5; 22:16

Verse 15
And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
after
3,11,17-21; Psalms 110:4

Verse 16
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
the law
9:9,10; 10:1; Galatians 4:3,9; Colossians 2:14,20
the power
3,17,21,24,25,28; Revelation 1:18

Verse 17
For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
15,21; 5:6,10; 6:20; Psalms 110:4

Verse 18
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
a disannulling
11,12; 8:7-13; 10:1-9; Romans 3:31; Galatians 3:15,17
the weakness
19; 8:7,8; 9:9,10; 10:1-4; 13:9; Acts 13:39; Romans 8:3; Galatians 4:9,21; 1 Timothy 4:8

Verse 19
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
the law
11; 9:9; Acts 13:39; Romans 3:20,21; 8:3; Galatians 2:16
made
[ ()] completed nothing; it was the introduction, but not the completion.
the bringing in
or, it was the bringing in.
Galatians 3:24
a better
6:18; 8:6; 11:40; John 1:17; Romans 8:3; Colossians 1:27; 1 Timothy 1:1
we
4:16; 10:19-22; Psalms 73:28; John 14:6; Romans 5:2; Ephesians 2:13-18; 3:12

Verse 21
(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
an oath
or, swearing of an oath.
The Lord
17; Psalms 110:4
sware
6:16-18

Verse 22
By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
a surety
Genesis 43:9; 44:32; Proverbs 6:1; 20:16
of a
8:6-12; 9:15-23; 12:24; 13:20; Daniel 9:27; Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25
testament
Rather covenant, [ ()]

Verse 23
And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
were
8; 1 Chronicles 6:3-14; Nehemiah 12:10,11

Verse 24
But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
But
[de (deŃ)] But he, that is, Christ, because "he continueth ever," hath [aparabatos hierosune
he continueth
8-25,28; 13:8; Isaiah 9:6,7; John 12:34; Romans 6:9; Revelation 1:18
hath
1 Samuel 2:35
an unchangeable priesthood
or, a priesthood which passeth not from one to another.

Verse 25
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
he is
2:18; 5:7; Isaiah 45:22; 63:1; Daniel 3:15,17,29; 6:20; John 5:37-40; 10:29; John 10:30; Ephesians 3:20; Philippians 3:21; 2 Timothy 1:12; Jude 1:24
to the uttermost
or, evermore. come.
19; 11:6; Job 22:17; 23:3; Psalms 68:31,32; Isaiah 45:24; Jeremiah 3:22
by him
13:15; John 14:6; Romans 5:2; Ephesians 2:18; 3:12; 1 John 2:1,2
ever
8,16,24
to make
9:24; Isaiah 53:12; 59:16; Daniel 9:16; John 14:13,16; 16:23,24; 17:9-26; Romans 8:34; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1,2; Revelation 8:3,4

Verse 26
For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
such
11; 8:1; 9:23-26; 10:11-22
became
2:10; Luke 24:26,46
holy
4:15; 9:14; Exodus 28:36; Isaiah 53:9; Luke 1:35; 23:22,41,47; John 8:29; 14:30; Acts 3:14; 4:27; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 1:19; 2:22; 1 John 2:2; 3:5; Revelation 3:7
made
1:3; 4:14; 8:1; 12:2; Psalms 68:18; Matthew 27:18; Mark 16:19; Ephesians 1:20-22; Ephesians 4:8-10; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 1:17,18

Verse 27
Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
daily
10:11; Exodus 29:36-42; Numbers 28:2-10
first
5:3; 9:7; Leviticus 4:3-35; 9:7-24; 16:6,11
and then
Leviticus 4:13-16; 9:15; 16:15
this
9:12,14,25,28; 10:6-12; Isaiah 53:10-12; Romans 6:10; Ephesians 2:22; Titus 2:14

Verse 28
For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
the law maketh
5:1,2; Exodus 32:21,22; Leviticus 4:3
the word
21; Psalms 110:4
maketh the
3; 1:2; 3:6; 4:14; 5:5,8
who
21,24
consecrated
Gr. perfected.
2:10; 5:9; Luke 13:32; John 19:30; *Gr:


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hebrews 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=heb&chapter=007>.  

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