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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Hebrews 7

Verse 1

Melchisedec . See Genesis 14:18-1.14.20 .

Salem . Only here and Hebrews 7:2 in N.T.

Most High . See Acts 7:48 .

God . App-98 .

met . Greek. sunantao. See Acts 10:25 .

slaughter = defeat, or smiting. Greek. kope. Only here. Used Genesis 4:17 (Septuagint)

Verse 2

also . Read after "part".

gave = apportioned.

tenth . Compare Genesis 28:20 , and App-15 .

interpretation . See John 1:38 .

righteousness . Greek. dikaiosune App-191 .

also King = King also

Verse 3

Without father, &c . Greek. apator, ametor, agenealogetos. Therefore without recorded pedigree. These three words found only here

neither, nor . Greek. mete.

life . Greek. zoe. App-170 .

made like . Greek. aphomoioo. Only here

unto = to

the Son of God . App-98 .

abideth . See p. 1511.

continually . See App-151 . Melchisedec is presented to us without reference to any human qualifications for office. His genealogy is not recorded, so essential in the case of Aaron's sons (Nehemiah 7:64 ). Greek.inary priests began their service at thirty, and ended at fifty, years of age (Numbers 4:47 ). The high priest succeeded on the day of his predecessor's decease. Melchisedec has no such dates recorded; he had neither beginning of days nor end of life. We only know that he lived , and thus he is a fitting type of One Who lives continually.

Verse 4

consider . Greek. theoreo. App-133 .

man = one. I e priest (Hebrews 7:3 ).

spoils . Greek. akrothinion Only here.

Verse 5

verily they = they indeed

sons Greek. huios App-108 .

office, &c Greek. hierateia. Only here and Luke 1:9 .

take tithes of Greek. apodekatoo See Luke 11:42

according to . Greek. kata . App-104 .

out o f. Greek. ek , as above

Verse 6

descent is . counted Greek. genealogeomai. Only here.

from = out of. Greek. ek , as above

received tithes Greek. dekatoo. Only here and Hebrews 7:9 .

Verse 7

without . Greek. choris , apart from.

contradiction . See Hebrews 6:16 (strife).

of = by. Greek. hupo. App-104 . Both these adjectives, "the less" and "the better", are by Figure of speech Heterosis (of Gender, App-6 .) in the neuter gender though referring to persons.

Verse 8

here . Add "indeed".

men . App-123 .

tithes . Same as "tenth", Hebrews 7:2 .

he . Read one . receiveth them. Omit.

witnessed . Greek. martureo. See p. 1511.

liveth i.e. as there is no mention of his death Melchisedec in the Scripture record is an illustration of perpetuity of life, a type of Him Who liveth for ever.

Verse 9

payed tithes . Greek. Pass, of dekatoo, as Hebrews 7:6 .

in = through. Greek. dia . App-104 .Hebrews 7:1 .

Verse 10

father . i.e. ancestral father.

Verse 11

If . App-118 .

perfection Greek. teleiosis. Only here and Luke 1:45 (performance). Compare App-125 .

Levitical . Only here.

priesthood . Greek. hierosune. Only here and Hebrews 7:12 , Hebrews 7:14 , Hebrews 7:24 .

under = upon (as a basis). Greek. epi App-104 ., but the texts read ix. 1.

received the law = were furnished with law. Greek. nomotheteo. Only here and Hebrews 8:6 (established)

another . Greek. heteros. App-124 .

rise . Greek. anistemi. App-178 .

after . Greek. kata. App-104 .

order . See Hebrews 5:6 .

Verse 12

changed . Greek. metatithemi. See Acts 7:16 .

change . Greek. metathesis . Only here, Hebrews 11:5 ; Hebrews 12:27 .

also, &c . = of the law also.

Verse 13

of = on. Greek. epi . App-104 .

pertaineth . Greek. metecho. See Hebrews 2:14 .

no man = no one. Greek. oudeis.

Verse 14

evident . Greek. prodelos. See 1 Timothy 5:24 .

Lord . App-98 .

sprang = hath risen. Greek. anatello. Generally used of the sun rising.

of = with regard to. Greek. eis . App-104 .

Moses . See Hebrews 3:2 .

spake . Greek. laleo. App-121 .

concerning . Greek. peri .

priesthood . The texts read "priests".

Verse 15

evident . Greek. katadelos. Only here. Compare Hebrews 7:14 .

for = if. Greek. ei . App-118 .

similitude . Greek. homoiotes. See Hebrews 4:15 .

ariseth . Same as "rise", Hebrews 7:11 .

Verse 16

is made = hath become.

carnal . Greek. sarkikos , but texts read sarkinos. See 2 Corinthians 3:3 .

power . Greek. dunamis. App-172 .; Heb 176:1 .

endless . App-151 .

Verse 17

testifieth . Same as "witnessed", Hebrews 7:8 .

for ever . See Hebrews 6:20 . Quoted from Psalms 110:4 .

Verse 18

verily = indeed.

disannulling . Greek. athetesis. Only here and Hebrews 9:26 . Compare Galatians 1:3 , Galatians 1:15 .

for = on account of. Greek. dia .

the weakness . See Romans 5:6 .

unprofitableness . Greek. anopheles. Only here and Titus 3:9 .

thereof . Omit.

Verse 19

made . . . perfect . Greek. teleioo. App-125 .

bringing in = superinduction. Greek. epeisogoge. Only here.

a better hope . Note that there are also a better covenant (Hebrews 7:22 ); better promises (Hebrews 8:6 ); better sacrifices (Hebrews 9:23 ); a better substance (Hebrews 10:34 ); a better country (Hebrews 11:16 ); a better resurrection (Hebrews 11:35 ); a better thing (Hebrews 11:40 ). In ch App-1 , Christ is shown to be better than angels; in 3, better than Moses; in 4, better than Joshua; in 7, better than Aaron; in 10, better than the Law.

Verse 20

inasmuch as . Greek. kath ' ( App-104 .) hoson.

oath . Greek. horkomosia. Only here and verses: Hebrews 7:21 , Hebrews 7:28 . Compare Hebrews 6:16 , Hebrews 6:17 .

Verse 21

LORD . App-98 .

repent . Greek. metamelomai. App-111 .

Verse 22

By . Greek. kata , as in Hebrews 7:20 .

was . . . made = hath become.

Jesus . App-98 .

surety . Greek. enguos. Only here.

testaments = covenant. Greek. diatheke . See Matthew 26:28 . First of se venteen occs. in Hebrew ( App-10 ).

Verse 23

because . Greek. dia . App-104 .Hebrews 7:2 .

they were not, &c . = of their being hindered from continuing.

continue . Greek. parameno. See 1 Corinthians 16:6 .

by reason of = by. App-104 .Hebrews 7:2 .

Verse 24

this. Supply "Priest", in place of "Man".

continueth . Same as "abideth", Hebrews 7:3 .

ever . See verses: Hebrews 7:17 , Hebrews 7:21 .

unchangeable . Greek. aparabatos. Literally not passing over to another. Only here.

Verse 25

also to save = to save also.

to the uttermost . Greek. eis to panteles. See Luke 13:11 .

seeing He ever liveth = ever living, as He is.

ever . App-151 .

make intercession . Greek. entunchano. See Acts 25:24 .

Verse 26

holy . Greek. hosios. See Acts 2:27 .

harmless . Greek. akakos. See Romans 16:18 .

undefiled . Greek. amiantos. Here, Hebrews 13:4 .James 1:27 . 1 Peter 1:4 .

separate . Greek. choriz o . See Acts 1:4 . Compare Genesis 49:26 . Deuteronomy 33:16 .

made, &c . Compare Hebrews 4:14 .

the heavens . See Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 . i.e. than those who dwell in them, by Figure of speech Metonymy (Adjunct). App-6 (4).

Verse 27

daily . Greek. kath ' ( App-104 .) hemeran.

those = the.

offer up . Greek. anaphero. Here, Hebrews 9:28 ; Hebrews 13:15 .Matthew 17:1 .Mark 9:2 .Luke 24:51 . Jam 2:21 . 1 Peter 2:5 , 1 Peter 2:24 .

sins . Greek. hamartia. App-128 .

once = once for all. Greek. ephapax. See Romans 6:10 .

Verse 28

maketh = appointed.

word . Greek. logos . App-121 .

since = after. Greek. meta. App-104 . Compare Psalms 110:4 .

Son . Compare Hebrews 7:3 .

consecrated = perfected, as Hebrews 7:19 .

for evermore . App-151 . d.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Hebrews 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/hebrews-7.html. 1909-1922.