1 This for the Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the God of the most high, (the one having met Abraham returning from the smiting of the kings and having blessed him,
2 to whom also a tenth from of all divided Abraham,) first indeed being translated a king of righteousness, then and also a king of Salem, (which is, a king of peace,)
3 without a father, without a mother, without a genealogy, neither a beginning of days nor of life an end having, having been made like but to the son of the God, remains a priest for the continuance.
4 Consider you but, how great this, to whom even a tenth Abraham gave out of the choice spoils, the patriarch.
5 And those indeed from the sons of Levi the priesthood receiving, a commandment have to tithe the people according to the law, this is, the brethren of them, though having come out of the loins of Abraham;
6 he but not deriving an origin from them, has tithed the Abraham, and the one having the promises he has blessed.
7 Without but all contradiction, the less by the greater is blessed.
8 And here indeed tithes dying men receives; there but, being testified that he lives.
9 And so a word to speak, through Abraham even Levi the tithes receiving has been tithed;
10 yet for in the loins of the father he was, when met him the Melchizedek.
11 If indeed then perfection through the Levitical priesthood was; (the people for with her law had received;) what yet need, according to the order of Melchizedek another to arise a priest, and not according to the order of Aaron to be named?
12 Being changed for the priesthood, from necessity also of law a change occurs.
13 Concerning whom for is spoken these things, of a tribe another has been a partaker, from which no one has attended to the altar;
14 evident for, that from Juda has sprung the Lord of us, respecting which tribe nothing concerning priesthood Moses spoke.
15 And more yet evident it is, if according to the likeness of Melchizedek arises a priest another,
16 who not according to a law of a commandment fleshly has become, but according to a power of life enduring.
17 It testifies for: That thou a priest for the age according to the order of Melchizedek.
18 An abrogation indeed for takes places of a preceding commandment, on account of the her weakness and unprofitableness;
19 (nothing for perfected the law;) after introduction but of a better hope, through which we draw near to the God.
20 And in as much as not without swearing; (they indeed for without swearing are priests having become;
21 he but with swearing through the one saying to him: Swore a Lord, and not will change; Thou a priest for the age according to the order of Melchizedek;)
22 by so much better a covenant has become a surety Jesus.
23 And they indeed, many are having become priests, on account of the death to be hindered to continue;
24 he but, on account of the to continue him for the age, unchangeable he has the priesthood;
25 hence and to save for the completely is able those drawing near through him to the God, always living, in order to the interpose in behalf of them.
26 Such for to us was proper a highpriest, holy, free from sin, unstained, having been separated from the sinners, and more exalted of the heavens having become;
27 who not has every day necessity, as the highpriests, first on behalf of the own sins sacrifices to offer, then for those of the people; this for he did at once, himself offered.
28 The law for men appoints highpriests, having weakness; the word but of the swearing of that after the law, a son for to the age having been perfected.