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Hebrews Chapter 7:1-3

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him.

Hebrews 7:1-3
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For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
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and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
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He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.
  1. Who met Abraham?
    Hebrews 7:1
    For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
  2. What did Abraham give to Melchizedek?
    Hebrews 7:2
    and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
  3. Who was Melchizedek the kind of?
    Hebrews 7:2
    and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
  4. What does "King of Salem" mean?
    Hebrews 7:2
    and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
  5. What did Melchizedek not have?
    Hebrews 7:3
    He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.
  6. Who was he made like?
    Hebrews 7:3
    He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.
  7. How long will he remain a priest?
    Hebrews 7:3
    He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.

Hebrews Chapter 7:4-10

See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!

Hebrews 7:4-10
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See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!
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And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers, though these also are descended from Abraham.
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But this man who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.
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It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior.
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In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives.
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One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham,
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for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.
  1. How great was Melchizedek?
    Hebrews 7:4
    See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!
  2. What did Abraham give to him?
    Hebrews 7:4
    See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!
  3. What do those who are of the sons of Levi, who are of the priesthood, have a commandment receive from their brethren?
    Hebrews 7:5
    And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers, though these also are descended from Abraham.
  4. From whose loins do they come?
    Hebrews 7:5
    And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers, though these also are descended from Abraham.
  5. Whose genealogy did not come them?
    Hebrews 7:6
    But this man who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.
  6. What did Melchizedek receive from Abraham?
    Hebrews 7:6
    But this man who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.
  7. What is beyond contradiction?
    Hebrews 7:7
    It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior.
  8. Who received tithes here?
    Hebrews 7:8
    In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives.
  9. Through whom, and when did Levi receive tithes?
    Hebrews 7:9
    One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham,
    Hebrews 7:10
    for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

Hebrews Chapter 7:11-13

For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well.

Hebrews 7:11-13
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Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron?
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For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well.
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For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar.
  1. If perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what would there be no further need for?
    Hebrews 7:11
    Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron?
  2. Why was there a change of the law?
    Hebrews 7:12
    For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well.
  3. What tribe does Jesus belong to?
    Hebrews 7:13
    For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar.

Hebrews Chapter 7:14-17

For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.

Hebrews 7:14-17
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For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.
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This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek,
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who has become a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement concerning bodily descent, but by the power of an indestructible life.
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For it is witnessed of him, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”
  1. What is evident?
    Hebrews 7:14
    For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.
  2. Who would arise in the likeness of Melchizedek?
    Hebrews 7:15
    This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek,
  3. What was Jesus' priesthood was not according to?
    Hebrews 7:16
    who has become a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement concerning bodily descent, but by the power of an indestructible life.
  4. What was it according to?
    Hebrews 7:16
    who has become a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement concerning bodily descent, but by the power of an indestructible life.
  5. What is testified about His priesthood?
    Hebrews 7:17
    For it is witnessed of him, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews Chapter 7:18-19

For or the law made nothing perfect; but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 7:18-19
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For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness
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(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
  1. Why was the former commandment annulled?
    Hebrews 7:18
    For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness
  2. What was made perfect by the law?
    Hebrews 7:19
    (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
  3. Through what hope do we draw near to God?
    Hebrews 7:19
    (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Hebrews Chapter 7:20-22

But this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’”

Hebrews 7:20-22
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And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath,
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but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’”
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This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.
  1. Without what, was Levi made a priest?
    Hebrews 7:20
    And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath,
  2. How was Jesus made a priest?
    Hebrews 7:21
    but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’”
  3. What oath did God make to Jesus?
    Hebrews 7:21
    but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’”
  4. What has Jesus become a surety for?
    Hebrews 7:22
    This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.

Hebrews Chapter 7:23-25

But he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.

Hebrews 7:23-25
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The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office,
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but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.
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Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
  1. Why were the Levitical priests prevented from continuing?
    Hebrews 7:23
    The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office,
  2. Why does Jesus have an unchangeable priesthood?
    Hebrews 7:24
    but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.
  3. Why is He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him?
    Hebrews 7:25
    Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Hebrews Chapter 7:26-28

Jesus, who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

Hebrews 7:26-28
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For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
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He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
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For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.
  1. What kind of High Pries is Jesus?
    Hebrews 7:26
    For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
  2. What has He become higher than?
    Hebrews 7:26
    For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
  3. Why does Jesus not need to sacrifice daily?
    Hebrews 7:27
    He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
  4. What kind of high priest does the law appoint?
    Hebrews 7:28
    For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.
  5. For how long has Jesus been perfected?
    Hebrews 7:28
    For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.