New American Standard Bible
For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.
King James Bible
For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
Darby Bible Translation
For he, of whom these things are said, belongs to a different tribe, of which no one has ever been attached to the service of the altar.
World English Bible
For he of whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.
Young's Literal Translation
for he of whom these things are said in another tribe hath had part, of whom no one gave attendance at the altar,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For he of whom these things are spoken - The Lord Jesus, the Messiah, to whom they had reference. The things here spoken of pertain to his office as priest; his being of the order of Melchizedek. The apostle here "assumes" it as a point concerning which there could be no dispute, that these things referred to the Lord Jesus. Those whom he addressed would not be disposed to call this in question, and his argument had conducted him to this conclusion.
Pertaineth to another tribe - To the tribe of Judah; Hebrews 7:14.
Of which no man gave attendance at the altar - The priestly office pertained only to the tribe of Levi. No one of the tribe of Judah had any part in the performance of the duties of that office. This was settled by the Jewish Law.
LibraryPriest and victim
"He offered up himself."--Hebrews 7:27. I DO NOT KNOW when I have ever felt a more decided conflict of emotions in my own heart than I do just now. Happy is the man who has such a message as that in my text to deliver to his fellow-men; but burdened is the man who feels that the message is far too great for his lips, or, indeed, for any human tongue to convey. To be allowed to announce to men that our Lord Jesus Christ "offered up himself" on their behalf is, indeed, an errand which angels might …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
The Power of an Endless Life
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The Intercession of Christ
Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?
For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.
For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.
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