New Living Translation
For the priest we are talking about belongs to a different tribe, whose members have never served at the altar as priests.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:13 But the priesthood is manifestly changed from one order to another, and from one tribe to another. For he of whom these things are spoken - Namely, Jesus. Pertaineth to another tribe - That of Judah. Of which no man was suffered by the law to attend on, or minister at, the altar.
LibraryChrist Our High Priest.
"Now, if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung …
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
The Great High Priest
Christ a Complete Saviour:
So if the priesthood of Levi, on which the law was based, could have achieved the perfection God intended, why did God need to establish a different priesthood, with a priest in the order of Melchizedek instead of the order of Levi and Aaron?
And if the priesthood is changed, the law must also be changed to permit it.
What I mean is, our Lord came from the tribe of Judah, and Moses never mentioned priests coming from that tribe.
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