For this Melchisedec, king of Salem (Shalom), priest (kohen) of the Most High God (El Elyon), who met Avraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2 To whom also Avraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation king of righteousness, and after that also king of Salem (Shalom), which means, king of Peace; – Gen. 14:17–20
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the son of God (Elohim); abideth a priest (kohen) continually.
4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Avraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
5 And verily they that are of the sons of Lewi, who receive the office of the priesthood (kehunnah), have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law (torah), that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Avraham;
6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Avraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
9 And as I may so say, Lewi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Avraham.
10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
11 If therefore perfection were by the Lewitical priesthood, for under it the people received the B28alaw (torah), what further need was there that another priest (kohen) should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron (Aharon)?
12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law (torah).
13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord (Adonai) sprang out of Judah (Yehudah); of which tribe Moses (Mosheh) spake nothing concerning priesthood (kehunnah).
15 And it is yet far more evident, for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another Priest (Kohen),
16 Who is made, not after the law (torah) of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
17 For He testifieth, “You (YHWH haMashiach) are a Priest (Kohen) for ever after the order of Melchisedec.” – Psa. 110:4
18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
19 For the law (torah) made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by which we draw near unto God (Elohim).
20 And inasmuch as not without an oath He was made Priest (Kohen);
21 (For those priests (kohanim) were made without an oath; but this with an oath by Him that said unto Him, “יהוה sware and will not relent, “You are a Priest (Kohen) forever after the order of Melchisedec;)” – Psa. 110:4
22 By so much was YHWH made a surety of a better testament.
23 And they truly were many priests (kohanim), because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death;
24 But this, because He continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
25 Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God (Elohim) by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
26 For such a High Priest (Kohen Gadol) (Kohen Gadol) is fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests (kohanim gadolim), to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s; for this He did once, when He offered up Himself.
28 For the law (torah) maketh men high priests (kohanim gadolim) who have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which came after the law (torah), maketh the B47Son (YHWH haMashiach), who is consecrated for evermore.