Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

King James Version

Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Holman Bible

who did not become a priest based on a legal command concerning physical descent but based on the power of an indestructible life.

International Standard Version

who was appointed to be a priest, not on the basis of a genealogical registry, but rather on the power of an indestructible life.

A Conservative Version

who has become, not according to a law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

American Standard Version

who hath been made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life:

Amplified

Who has been constituted a Priest, not on the basis of a bodily legal requirement [an externally imposed command concerning His physical ancestry], but on the basis of the power of an endless and indestructible Life.

An Understandable Version

who was not appointed on the basis of human regulations governing one's physical ancestry, but on the strength of One whose life never ends.

Anderson New Testament

who is made, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life; for he testifies,

Bible in Basic English

That is to say, not made by a law based on the flesh, but by the power of a life without end:

Common New Testament

who has become a priest not on the basis of a law of carnal requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

Daniel Mace New Testament

who was not establish'd by virtue of a temporary law, but with the power of being a perpetual priest.

Darby Translation

who has been constituted not according to law of fleshly commandment, but according to power of indissoluble life.

Godbey New Testament

who was not made after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Goodspeed New Testament

for he is appointed not for possessing any legal physical qualifications, but by virtue of a life that cannot end.

John Wesley New Testament

but after the power of an endless life.

Julia Smith Translation

Who according to the law of a fleshly command was not born, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

King James 2000

Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

who has become [a priest] not according to a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

Modern King James verseion

who is made, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which is not made after the law of the carnal commandment: but after the power of the endless life.

Moffatt New Testament

one who has become a priest by the power of an indissoluble Life and not by the law of an external command;

Montgomery New Testament

who has become such, not according to the law of a transitory enactment, but according to the energy of an indissoluble life.

NET Bible

who has become a priest not by a legal regulation about physical descent but by the power of an indestructible life.

New Heart English Bible

who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life:

Noyes New Testament

who hath been made, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an indissoluble life.

Sawyer New Testament

who was not a priest after the law of an external commandment, but after the power of imperishable life.

The Emphasized Bible

Who, not according to a law of commandment dealing with the flesh, hath arisen, but according to the power of an indissoluble life;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

who was not made such by the law of a carnal commandment, but by the power of a life indissoluble.

Twentieth Century New Testament

and that he was appointed, not under a Law regulating only earthly matters, but by virtue of a life beyond the reach of death;

Webster

Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Weymouth New Testament

and hold His office not in obedience to any temporary Law, but by virtue of an indestructible Life.

Williams New Testament

who is appointed not on the basis of a physical qualification but on the basis of a power flowing from a life that cannot end.

World English Bible

who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life:

Worrell New Testament

Who hath been made Priest, not according to a law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an endless life;

Worsley New Testament

who is made not according to the law of a temporary command, but according to the power of an endless life.

Youngs Literal Translation

who came not according to the law of a fleshly command, but according to the power of an endless life,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Who
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

is made
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

κατά 
Kata 
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428
Usage: 428

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

of a
ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

σαρκικός 
Sarkikos 
Usage: 11

ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

the power
δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

of an
ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

ἀκατάλυτος 
Akatalutos 
Usage: 1

Images Hebrews 7:16

Prayers for Hebrews 7:16

Context Readings

Another Priest, Like Melchizedek

15 And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, 16 who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it is attested of Him,
You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”



Cross References

Galatians 4:3

So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world.

Galatians 4:9

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?

Colossians 2:14

having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Colossians 2:20

If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,

Hebrews 7:3

Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.

Hebrews 7:17

For it is attested of Him,
You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 7:21

(for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him,
The Lord has sworn
And will not change His mind,
You are a priest forever’”);

Hebrews 7:24-25

but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently.

Hebrews 7:28

For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.

Hebrews 9:9-10

which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,

Hebrews 10:1

For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.

Revelation 1:18

and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

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