Hebrews 71. This Righteous King was the King of Peace, the King Priest of the Most High Allaha, and He gave the land to Abraham as he turned away from the war of the kings, and He blessed him,
2. And Abraham chose for Him tithes from everything that was with him. His name is then appropriately "the King of Righteousness," and again, "the King who bestows Peace is the King of Peace,"
3. Neither His Father, nor His Mother were written of in the tribal annals; and neither the beginning of His days, nor the end of His Life [were written of,] except of as those in the likeness of the Son of Allaha, thus his Kingly Priesthood is established forever.*
4. Look then how great He is that Abraham, the first of our ancestors, gave Him tithes and the very best that he had?
5. For those who received the kingly priesthood were of the children of Levi, they had the charge of the Law, to gather the tithes from the nation, who were their brethren, who were also the descendants of Abraham.*
6. This one, then, who was not written of in their tribal annals, received tithes from Abraham and blessed the one who received the land.*
7. Without a problem, then, the One who would be reduced would bless the one who would be enriched from Him.
8. And, therefore, humanity that dies, receives tithes. Likewise, then, the One of Whom the Scripture testifies that He lives forever.
9. And like a human being says, "Through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, he also tithed."
10. For he was still unborn in the lineage of his father* when the Righteous King received the land.
11. If thus kingly priesthood was developed through the Levites, so as the Law should be consecrated to the nation through Levi, what need was there for another King Priest to rise in the likeness of the Righteous King? It would be said, then, that He would be in the likeness of Aaron instead.
12. However, so as there would be a transformation in the kingly priesthood, therefore, there was a transformation in the Law also.
13. For the One of whom these things were said, was to be born of a different tribe, none* of whom had ever served at the altar.
14. For it is well known that our Lord descended from Judah, from a tribe about whom Moses said nothing regarding their kingly priesthood.
15. And even more so it is known, in that it is said that in the likeness of the Righteous King there would rise another King Priest,
16. He whose flesh* was not subject to the commandments of the Law, except to the power of everlasting life that cannot be bought.
17. For it was testified regarding Him that, "You are the eternal King Priest in the likeness of the Righteous King."
18. The transformation that came over the first Law was because of its weakness, and since ultimately there was nothing to be gained by it.*
19. For the Law cannot improve over the Hope [of the Kingdom;] however, as such this Hope is greater than the Law, whereas we gain communion with Allaha,
20. And He confirms it with oaths.*
21. For they became king priests without oaths. However, He became [the King Priest] with oaths, as it was said regarding Him by David that the Lord swore and did not lie that, "You are the eternal King Priest in the likeness of the Righteous King."
22. All this magnifies the Covenant through which we gained* Eashoa.
23. And there were many king priests, because they would die and they were not allowed to remain permanently.
24. He, however, since He rose for eternity,* His Kingly Priesthood would never pass.
25. And He can lead to eternal life* those whom He offers with His hand to Allaha, for He is alive in every season and offers up prayers on their behalf.
26. For it was such a King Priest that blessed us -- pure and without a trace of evil, without deceit and incapable of sin, and ascendant above the heavens.
27. And He was not compelled every day, like their ruling* king priests, to offer sacrifices beforehand on his own behalf and then on behalf of the nation; for He did this one time* as He offered Himself.
28. For the Law raises by nature frail human beings as king priests; the Manifestation of the oaths who followed the Law is the eternal Son, the source of everlasting life.*
*7:3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "To the end of the universe."
*7:5 Lit. Ar. expression: "From the back of Abraham." Or, male heirs.
*7:6 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "The Kingdom."
*7:10 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Still in his father's back."
*7:13 Lit. Ar. id.: "No human being."
*7:16 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Who was bodily."
*7:18 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "No help in it."
*7:19-20 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "For nothing develops the Law, over their sake -- Hope -- that is greater than it, that through it we get nearer we to Allaha, and He verifies it by oaths."
*7:22 Lit. Ar. id.: "Profited," or "received interest in."
*7:24 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "To the end of the universe."
*7:25 Lit. Ar. figure of speech: "To the end of the universe."
*7:27.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Master."
*7:27.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "In one season."
*7:28 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "The Son preserved to the end of the universe."
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