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Hebrews 7:17

    Hebrews 7:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he testifies, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for it is witnessed of him, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For it has been witnessed of him, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

    Webster's Revision

    for it is witnessed of him, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

    World English Bible

    for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for it is witnessed of him, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.

    Definitions for Hebrews 7:17

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 7:17

    For he testifieth - That is, either the Scripture, in the place so often quoted, or God by that Scripture.

    Thou art a priest for ever - This is the proof that he was not appointed according to the carnal commandment, but according to the power of an endless life, because he is a priest for ever; i.e. one that never dies, and is never disabled from performing the important functions of his office; for if he be a priest for ever, he ever lives.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 7:17

    For he testifieth - "That this is the true account of it is proved by the testimony of God himself, that he was to be a priest for ever;" see the note on Hebrews 5:6.