Hebrews 7:17
New International Version
For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

New Living Translation
And the psalmist pointed this out when he prophesied, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”

English Standard Version
For it is witnessed of him, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”

Berean Study Bible
For it is testified: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”

Berean Literal Bible
For it is testified: "You are a priest to the age, according to the order of Melchizedek."

King James Bible
For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

New King James Version
For He testifies: “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.”

New American Standard Bible
For it is attested of Him, “YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.”

NASB 1995
For it is attested of Him, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."

NASB 1977
For it is witnessed of Him, “THOU ART A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.”

Amplified Bible
For it is attested [by God] of Him, “YOU (Christ) ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.”

Christian Standard Bible
For it has been testified: You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

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

American Standard Version
for it is witnessed of him, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he testified about him, “You are The Priest for eternity in the image of Melchizedek.”

Contemporary English Version
The Scriptures say about him, "You are a priest forever, just like Melchizedek."

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he testifieth: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech.

English Revised Version
for it is witnessed of him, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

Good News Translation
For the scripture says, "You will be a priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Scriptures say the following about him: "You are a priest forever, in the way Melchizedek was a priest."

International Standard Version
For it is declared about him, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."

Literal Standard Version
for He testifies, “You [are] a priest—throughout the age, according to the order of Melchizedek”;

NET Bible
For here is the testimony about him: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

New Heart English Bible
for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

Weymouth New Testament
For the words are in evidence, "Thou art a priest for ever, belonging to the order of Melchizedek."

World English Bible
for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

Young's Literal Translation
for He doth testify -- 'Thou art a priest -- to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Superior Priesthood
16one who has become a priest not by a law of succession, but by the power of an indestructible life. 17For it is testified: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” 18So the former commandment is set aside because it was weak and useless…

Cross References
Psalm 110:4
The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 5:6
And in another passage God says: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 6:20
where Jesus our forerunner has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 7:11
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on this basis the people received the law), why was there still need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:21
but Jesus became a priest with an oath by the One who said to Him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind: 'You are a priest forever.'"


Treasury of Scripture

For he testifies, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 7:15,21
And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, …

Hebrews 5:6,10
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec…

Hebrews 6:20
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.









(17) For he testifieth.--A slight change of reading makes the sense clearer: "For witness is borne to him"--as to this "power" of indissoluble life--in the words of the prophecy itself.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

it is testified:
μαρτυρεῖται (martyreitai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3140: To witness, bear witness, give evidence, testify, give a good report. From martus; to be a witness, i.e. Testify.

“You [are]
Σὺ (Sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

a priest
ἱερεὺς (hiereus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2409: A priest, one who offers sacrifice to a god (in Jewish and pagan religions; of Christians only met.). From hieros; a priest.

forever
αἰῶνα (aiōna)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 165: From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity; by implication, the world; specially a Messianic period.

in
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

order
τάξιν (taxin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5010: From tasso; regular arrangement, i.e. fixed succession, official dignity.

of Melchizedek.”
Μελχισέδεκ (Melchisedek)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3198: Melchizedek, king and priest of Salem. Of Hebrew origin; Melchisedek, a patriarch.


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