Ibrim 7:1-19


Hebrews 7 1-19

 1  For this Malkitseḏeq, sovereign of Shalĕm, kohen of the Most High Elohim, who met Aḇraham returning from the slaughter of the sovereigns and baraḵ him,

 2  to whom also Aḇraham gave a tenth part of all, first of all translated as ‘Sovereign of Righteousness,' and then also Sovereign of Shalĕm, that is, ‘Sovereign of Peace,'

 3  without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of ḥai, but having been made like the Bĕn of יהוה, remains a Kohen for all time.

 4  Now see how great this one was, to whom even the ancestor Aḇraham gave a tenth of the choicest booty.

 5  And truly, those who are of the sons of Lĕwi, who receive the kehunnah, have a command to receive tithes from the people according to the Torah, that is, from their brothers, though they have come from the loins of Aḇraham,

 6  however, the one whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Aḇraham, and barak the one who held the promises.

 7  And it is beyond all dispute that the lesser is baruḵ by the better.

 8  And here it is men who die that receive tithes, but there it is someone of whom it is witnessed that he lives.

 9  And one might say that through Aḇraham even Lĕwi, who received tithes, gave tithes,

10  for he was still in the loins of his father when Malkitseḏeq met him.

11  Truly, then, if perfection were through the Lĕwitical kehunnah - for under it the people were given the Torah - why was there still need for another Kohen to arise according to the order of Malkitseḏeq, and not be called according to the order of Aharon?

12  For the  kehunnah being changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.  
13  For He of whom this is said belongs to another tribe, from which no one had attended at the altar. 
14  For it is perfectly clear that our Master arose from Yahuḏah, a tribe about which Mosheh never spoke of concerning  kehunnah,

 15  and this is clearer still, if another Kohen arises in the likeness of Malkitseḏeq,

 16  who has become, not according to the Torah of fleshly command, but according to the power of an endless ḥai,

 17  for He witnesses, "You are a Kohen forever according to the order of Malkitseḏeq."

 18  For there is indeed a laying aside of the former command because of its weakness and unprofitableness,

 19  for the Torah perfected naught, but the bringing in of a better expectation, through which we draw near to Elohim.