Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
Now consider how great this man [was,] unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
those reckoned in a genealogy
he spoke well of
And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
he is spoken well of
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them,] of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
being witnessed of
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did;] by the which we draw nigh unto God.
(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
But this [man,] because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, [maketh] the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
priestly division managers
Now of the things which we have spoken [this is] the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
of public service
it has been legally established
In that he saith, A new [covenant,] he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old [is] ready to vanish away.
being made old
And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service [of God. ]
But into the second [went] the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and [for] the errors of the people:
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us. ]
Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
of public service
[It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
he has been made conspicuous
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
[Whereof] the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
to have foretold
Now where remission of these [is, there is] no more offering for sin.
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him:] for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
But now they desire a better [country,] that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
to be name-claimed
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
accepting with foresight
And others had trial of [cruel] mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
they have become
For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
And this [word,] Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
of having been made
Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
But I beseech [you] the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
I might be restored
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
in full control of all one's faculties
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
it will be given
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
it will pass by
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein,] he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
you take on face value
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point,] he is guilty of all.
For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what [doth it] profit?
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
he was considered
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent [them] out another way?
she was made just
But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and [your] nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
of being assessed
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
to having been "glorified"
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
it was messaged on
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
of being foreknown
of being made conspicuous
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,
Unto you therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
to those discordant
But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
you might message out
Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
dispensing of justice
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:
he was handing over
Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
you might sharehold
For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil.
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy [are ye:] and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
he brings near to
being put to death
having been made alive
For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
they may be judged
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye;] for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
he is defamed
he is "glorified"