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Hebrews 7:15

    Hebrews 7:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there rises another priest,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And what we say is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And this is even more clear if a second priest has come up who is like Melchizedek,

    Webster's Revision

    And what we say is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest,

    World English Bible

    This is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there arises another priest,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And what we say is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest,

    Definitions for Hebrews 7:15

    Similitude - A likeness; image; representation.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 7:15

    And it is yet far more evident - Και περισσοτερον ετι καταδηλον εστιν· And besides, it is more abundantly strikingly manifest. It is very difficult to translate these words, but the apostle's meaning is plain, viz., that God designed the Levitical priesthood to be changed, because of the oath in Psalm 110:1-7, where, addressing the Messiah, he says: Thou art a Priest for ever after the order, or ὁμοιοτητα, similitude, of Melchisedec, who was not only a priest, but also a king. None of the Levitical priests sustained this double office; but they both, with that of prophet, appear and were exercised in the person of our Lord, who is the Priest to which the apostle alludes.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 7:15

    And it is yet far more evident - Not that our Lord would spring out of Judah, but the point which he was endeavoring to establish that there must be a change of the priesthood, was rendered still more evident from another consideration. A strong proof of the necessity of such a change of the priesthood was furnished from the fact that the Messiah was to be of the tribe of Judah; but a much stronger, because "as a priest" he was to be of the order of Melchizedek - that is, he was of the same rank with one who did not even belong to that tribe.

    After the similitude - Resembling; that is, he was to be of the order of Melchizedek.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 7:15

    7:15 And it is still far more evident, that - Both the priesthood and the law are changed, because the priest now raised up is not only of another tribe, but of a quite different order.