Parallel Verses

Amplified

[Here is] the High Priest [perfectly adapted] to our needs, as was fitting -- "holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners, and exalted higher than the heavens.

New American Standard Bible

For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;

King James Version

For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Holman Bible

For this is the kind of high priest we need: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

International Standard Version

We need such a high priest one who is holy, innocent, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.

A Conservative Version

For such a high priest is fitting for us, devout, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and having become higher than the heavens.

American Standard Version

For such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

An Understandable Version

For Jesus was a very suitable head priest for us [i.e., He meets our needs very well], because He was holy, innocent, without [moral] corruption, separated from sinners and [exalted] above the heavens.

Anderson New Testament

For such a high priest is suited to us, who is holy, harm less, undefiled, separate from sinners, and exalted above the heavens;

Bible in Basic English

It was right for us to have such a high priest, one who is holy and without evil, doing no wrong, having no part with sinners, and made higher than the heavens:

Common New Testament

For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and indeed we wanted an high priest of such a character, one that is holy, innocent, undefiled, one that is separated from sinful men, and exalted above the heavens; one who was under no necessity,

Darby Translation

For such a high priest became us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and become higher than the heavens:

Godbey New Testament

For such a high priest was indeed appropriate unto us, holy, free from sin, undefiled, having been separated from the sinners, and being higher than the heavens;

Goodspeed New Testament

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

John Wesley New Testament

For such an high priest became us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For it was expedient that we have such a high priest, who is holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens,

Julia Smith Translation

For such a chief priest became us, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and being higher than the heavens;

King James 2000

For such a high priest was befitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Lexham Expanded Bible

For a high priest such as this indeed is fitting for us, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and having become exalted [above] the heavens,

Modern King James verseion

For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners and made higher than the heavens,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Such a high priest it becometh us to have, which is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

Such was the high priest for us, saintly, innocent, unstained, lifted high above the heavens, far from all contact with the sinful,

Montgomery New Testament

For we needed just such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens;

NET Bible

For it is indeed fitting for us to have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

New Heart English Bible

For such a high priest was fitting for us: holy, guiltless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Noyes New Testament

For such a highpriest also became us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Sawyer New Testament

For such a chief priest also was suitable for us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens,

The Emphasized Bible

For, such a high-priest as this, for us, was evensuited: Loving, noble, undefiled, set apart from sinners, and become, higher than the heavens;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For such an high-priest was suitable to us, holy, inoffensive, spotless, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens:

Twentieth Century New Testament

This was the High Priest that we needed--holy, innocent, spotless, withdrawn from sinners, exalted above the highest Heaven,

Webster

For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Weymouth New Testament

Moreover we needed just such a High Priest as this--holy, guileless, undefiled, far removed from sinful men and exalted above the heavens;

Williams New Testament

For we needed such a High Priest, holy, innocent, unstained, far removed from sinful men, and elevated far above the very heavens,

World English Bible

For such a high priest was fitting for us: holy, guiltless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Worrell New Testament

For such a High Priest was befitting us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Worsley New Testament

For such an high-priest was meet for us, who was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and higher than the heavens;

Youngs Literal Translation

For such a chief priest did become us -- kind, harmless, undefiled, separate from the sinners, and become higher than the heavens,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τοιοῦτος 
Toioutos 
Usage: 51

ἀρχιερεύς 
Archiereus 
Usage: 118

πρέπω 
Prepo 
Usage: 6

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

who is holy
ὅσιος 
Hosios 
Usage: 7

ἄκακος 
Akakos 
Usage: 2

ἀμίαντος 
amiantos 
Usage: 4

χωρίζω 
Chorizo 
Usage: 11

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

ἁμαρτωλός 
Hamartolos 
Usage: 31

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

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

ὑψηλός 
Hupselos 
Usage: 10

Context Readings

Another Priest, Like Melchizedek

25 Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them. 26 [Here is] the High Priest [perfectly adapted] to our needs, as was fitting -- "holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners, and exalted higher than the heavens. 27 He has no day by day necessity, as [do each of these other] high priests, to offer sacrifice first of all for his own [personal] sins and then for those of the people, because He [met all the requirements] once for all when He brought Himself [as a sacrifice] which He offered up.



Cross References

Hebrews 8:1

Now the main point of what we have to say is this: We have such a High Priest, One Who is seated at the right hand of the majestic [God] in heaven,

2 Corinthians 5:21

For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [ endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].

Hebrews 4:14-15

Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him].

1 Peter 2:22

He was guilty of no sin, neither was deceit (guile) ever found on His lips.

1 John 3:5

You know that He appeared in visible form and became Man to take away [upon Himself] sins, and in Him there is no sin [ essentially and forever].

Exodus 28:36

And you shall make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engravings of a signet, holy to the lord.

Psalm 68:18

You have ascended on high. You have led away captive a train of vanquished foes; You have received gifts of men, yes, of the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell there with them.

Isaiah 53:9

And they assigned Him a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.

Matthew 27:18

For he knew that it was because of envy that they had handed Him over to him.

Mark 16:19

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and He sat down at the right hand of God.

Luke 1:35

Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a shining cloud]; and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God.

Luke 23:22

A third time he said to them, Why? What wrong has He done? I have found [no offense or crime or guilt] in Him nothing deserving of death; I will therefore chastise Him [ in order to teach Him better] and release Him.

Luke 23:41

And we indeed suffer it justly, receiving the due reward of our actions; but this Man has done nothing out of the way [nothing strange or eccentric or perverse or unreasonable].

Luke 23:47

Now the centurion, having seen what had taken place, recognized God and thanked and praised Him, and said, Indeed, without question, this Man was upright (just and innocent)!

Luke 24:26

Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)?

Luke 24:46

And said to them, Thus it is written that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer and on the third day rise from ( among) the dead,

John 8:29

And He Who sent Me is ever with Me; My Father has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him.

John 14:30

I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.]

Acts 3:14

But you denied and rejected and disowned the Pure and Holy, the Just and Blameless One, and demanded [the pardon of] a murderer to be granted to you.

Acts 4:27

For in this city there actually met and plotted together against Your holy Child and Servant Jesus, Whom You consecrated by anointing, both Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles and peoples of Israel,

Ephesians 1:20-22

Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],

Ephesians 4:8-10

Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts on men.

Philippians 2:9-11

Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name,

Hebrews 1:3

He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,

Hebrews 2:10

For it was an act worthy [of God] and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect [should bring to maturity the human experience necessary to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest] through suffering.

Hebrews 7:11

Now if perfection (a perfect fellowship between God and the worshiper) had been attainable by the Levitical priesthood -- "for under it the people were given the Law -- "why was it further necessary that there should arise another and different kind of Priest, one after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one appointed after the order and rank of Aaron?

Hebrews 9:14

How much more surely shall the blood of Christ, Who by virtue of [His] eternal Spirit [His own preexistent divine personality] has offered Himself as an unblemished sacrifice to God, purify our consciences from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the [ever] living God?

Hebrews 9:23-26

By such means, therefore, it was necessary for the [earthly] copies of the heavenly things to be purified, but the actual heavenly things themselves [required far] better and nobler sacrifices than these.

Hebrews 10:11-22

Furthermore, every [human] priest stands [at his altar of service] ministering daily, offering the same sacrifices over and over again, which never are able to strip [from every side of us] the sins [that envelop us] and take them away -- "

Hebrews 12:2

Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Peter 1:19

But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.

1 Peter 3:22

[And He] has now entered into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with [all] angels and authorities and powers made subservient to Him.

1 John 2:2

And He [ that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last,

Revelation 3:7

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open:

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