Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

who is not made according to the law of a carnal commandment, but by the virtue of an indissoluble 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 becomes clearer if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 who did not become a priest based on a legal command concerning physical descent but based on the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it has been testified:You are a priest forever
in the order of Melchizedek.



Cross References

Galatians 4:3

In the same way we also, when we were children, were in slavery under the elemental forces of the world.

Galatians 4:9

But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?

Colossians 2:14

He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.

Colossians 2:20

If you died with the Messiah to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations:

Hebrews 7:3

without father, mother, or genealogy,
having neither beginning of days nor end of life,
but resembling the Son of Godremains a priest forever.

Hebrews 7:17

For it has been testified:You are a priest forever
in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 7:21

but He became a priest with an oath made by the One who said to Him:The Lord has sworn,
and He will not change His mind,
You are a priest forever.

Hebrews 7:24-25

But because He remains forever, He holds His priesthood permanently.

Hebrews 7:28

For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the promise of the oath, which came after the law, appoints a Son, who has been perfected forever.

Hebrews 9:9-10

This is a symbol for the present time, during which gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the worshiper’s conscience.

Hebrews 10:1

Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year.

Revelation 1:18

and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades.

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