Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For the Law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the promised oath, which came after the Law, results in a Son who is eternally perfect.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Holman Bible

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.

A Conservative Version

For the law appoints men high priests who have weakness, but the word of the oath after the law, a Son who has been fully perfected into the age.

American Standard Version

For the law appointeth men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, appointeth a Son, perfected for evermore.

Amplified

For the Law sets up men in their weakness [frail, sinful, dying human beings] as high priests, but the word of [God's] oath, which [was spoken later] after the institution of the Law, [chooses and appoints as priest One Whose appointment is complete and permanent], a Son Who has been made perfect forever.

An Understandable Version

For the law of Moses appoints [morally] weak men to be head priests, but the message of [God's] oath, which came after that law [Note: The quotation from Psa. 110:4 (See verse 21) was written after the law of Moses was given] appointed the Son, who was made perfect [in every way] forever.

Anderson New Testament

For the law makes men high priests, who have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, makes the Son, who is perfected forever.

Bible in Basic English

The law makes high priests of men who are feeble; but the word of the oath, which was made after the law, gives that position to a Son, in whom all good is for ever complete.

Common New Testament

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 who has been made perfect forever.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the law appointed frail mortals to be high priests, but the oracle pronounc'd with an oath, which was since the law, established the son, who is crown'd with immortal perfections.

Darby Translation

For the law constitutes men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the swearing of the oath which is after the law, a Son perfected for ever.

Godbey New Testament

For the law institutes men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which is after the law, the Son, having been made perfect forever.

Goodspeed New Testament

For the Law appoints to the high priesthood men full of imperfection; but this utterance about the making of the oath, which came long after the Law, appoints a son, fully qualified to be high priest forever.

John Wesley New Testament

For the law maketh men high priests that have infirmity; but the word of the oath which was since the law, maketh the son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the law makes men high priests who have weakness; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, has made perfect a Son forever.

Julia Smith Translation

For the law establishes men chief priests having weakness; but the word of the sacrifice sanctioned by solemn oath, after the law, the Son, having been perfected forever.

King James 2000

For the law makes men high priests who have weakness; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, makes the Son, who is consecrated forevermore.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the law appoints men [as] high priests who have weakness, but the statement of the oath, after the law, [appoints] a Son, who is made perfect {forever}.

Modern King James verseion

For the Law appoints men high priests who have infirmity, but the word of the swearing of an oath, after the Law, has consecrated the Son forever, having been perfected.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the law maketh men priests, which have infirmity: but the word of the oath that came since the law, maketh the son priest, which is perfect for evermore.

Moffatt New Testament

For the Law appoints human beings in their weakness to the priesthood; but the word of the Oath appoints a Son who is made perfect for ever.

Montgomery New Testament

For the Law appoints human beings to be high priests, men with all their weakness; but the word of the oath, which was later than the Law, appoints a Son, perfected forevermore.

NET Bible

For the law appoints as high priests men subject to weakness, but the word of solemn affirmation that came after the law appoints a son made perfect forever.

New Heart English Bible

For the Law appoints men as high priests who have weakness, but the word of the oath which came after the Law appoints a Son forever who has been perfected.

Noyes New Testament

For the Law maketh men highpriests, who have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the Law, maketh the Son, who is perfected for ever.

Sawyer New Testament

For the law constitutes men chief priests having infirmity, but the word of the oath which is after the law the Son made perfect forever.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the law, constituteth, men, high-priests, having, weakness; but, the word of the oath-taking, which cometh after the law, A Son, age-abidingly, made perfect.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the law constitutes men high-priests, though they have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which is since the law, constitutes the Son, unto eternity completely perfect.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The Law appoints as High Priests men who are liable to infirmity, but the words of God's oath, which was later than the Law, name the Son as, for all time, the perfect Priest.

Webster

For the law maketh men high priests who have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Weymouth New Testament

For the Law constitutes men High Priests--men with all their infirmity--but the utterance of the oath, which came later than the Law, constitutes High Priest a Son who has been made for ever perfect.

Williams New Testament

For the law appoints imperfect men as high priests, but the assertion about the taking of an oath, which was spoken after the time of the law, appoints a Son who is perfectly qualified to be High Priest forever.

World English Bible

For the law appoints men as high priests who have weakness, but the word of the oath which came after the law appoints a Son forever who has been perfected.

Worrell New Testament

for the law constitutes men high priests who have infirmity, but the word of the oath, which was after the law, constitutes the Son perfected forever.

Worsley New Testament

For the law appointeth men high-priests, who have infirmity; but the oath, recorded since the law, appointeth the Son to be priest for ever, being fully perfected for it.

Youngs Literal Translation

for the law doth appoint men chief priests, having infirmity, but the word of the oath that is after the law appointeth the Son -- to the age having been perfected.

Interlinear

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

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
νόμος 
Nomos 
Usage: 179
Usage: 179

καθίστημι 
Kathistemi 
Usage: 15

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

ἀρχιερεύς 
Archiereus 
Usage: 118

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ἀσθένεια 
Astheneia 
Usage: 21

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of the oath
ὁρκωμοσία 
Horkomosia 
Usage: 4


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

maketh the Son
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Context Readings

Another Priest, Like Melchizedek

27 He has no need to offer sacrifices every day like high priests do, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he sacrificed himself. 28 For the Law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the promised oath, which came after the Law, results in a Son who is eternally perfect.



Cross References

Hebrews 2:10

It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering as part of his plan to glorify many children,

Hebrews 1:2

has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.

Hebrews 7:21

but Jesus became a priest with an oath when God told him, "The Lord has taken an oath and will not change his mind. You are a priest forever."

Exodus 32:21-22

Then Moses asked Aaron, "What did this people do to you that you brought such great sin upon them?"

Leviticus 4:3

or if the anointed priest sins, thereby bringing guilt on the people, let him bring a young bull without defect as a sin offering to the LORD for his sin that he had committed.

Psalm 110:4

The LORD took an oath and will never recant: "You are a priest forever, after the manner of Melchizedek."

Luke 13:32

He told them, "Go and tell that fox, "Listen! I am driving out demons and healing today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will finish my work.

John 19:30

After Jesus had taken the wine, he said, "It is finished." Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.

Hebrews 3:6

but the Messiah was faithful as the Son in charge of God's household, and we are his household if we hold on to our courage and the hope in which we rejoice.

Hebrews 4:14

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone to heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us live our lives consistent with our confession of faith.

Hebrews 5:1-2

For every high priest selected from among men is appointed to officiate on their behalf in matters relating to God, that is, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Hebrews 5:5

In the same way, the Messiah did not take upon himself the glory of being a high priest. No, it was God who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father."

Hebrews 5:8-9

Son though he was, he learned obedience through his sufferings

Hebrews 7:3

He has no father, mother, or genealogy, no birth date recorded for him, nor a date of death. Like the Son of God, he continues to be a priest forever.

Hebrews 7:24

But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.

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