New American Standard Bible
who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.
King James Bible
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
Darby Bible Translation
who has been constituted not according to law of fleshly commandment, but according to power of indissoluble life.
World English Bible
who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life:
Young's Literal Translation
who came not according to the law of a fleshly command, but according to the power of an endless life,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who is made - That is, the other priest is made, to wit, the Messiah. He was made a priest by a special law.
Not after the law of a carnal commandment - Not according to the Law of a commandment pertaining to the flesh. The word "carnal" means "fleshly;" and the idea is, that the Law under which the priests of the old dispensation were made was external, rather than spiritual; it related more to outward observances than to the keeping of the heart. That this was the nature of the Mosaic ritual in the main, it was impossible to doubt, and the apostle proceeds to argue from this undeniable truth.
But after the power of an endless life - By an authority of endless duration. That is, it was not concerned mainly with outward observances, and did not pass over from one to another by death, but was unchanging in its character, and spiritual in its nature. It was enduring and perpetual as a priesthood, and was thus far exalted above the service performed by the priests under the former dispensation.
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
Twenty-Sixth Lesson. I have Prayed for Thee;'
The Intercession of Christ
For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.
And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,
since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
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