1 For this Malki-Zedek is king of Sholim, the priest of Aloha the Most High. And he (it was who) met Abraham when he returned from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him.
2 And to him Abraham separated the tenth from every thing which he had with him. Now his name, being expounded, (is,) the King of Righteousness; and again, MalekSholem, which is, King of peace:
3 whose father and mother were not written in the genealogies; neither the beginning of his days, nor the conclusion of his life; but in the likeness (of that) of THE SON OF ALOHA standeth his priesthood for ever.
4 But see how great this (person was,) that Abraham, head of the fathers, gave to him the tenths and the choicest things.
5 For they of the sons of Levi who have received the priesthood, have a commandment of the law to receive tenths from the people, they from their brethren, they also from the loins of Abraham having sprung.
6 But he who is not written in their genealogies took tithes from ABRAHAM, and blessed him who had received the promise.
7 But, without controversy, he who is less is blessed by one who is Greater than himself.
8 And here the sons of men who die receive the tithes; but there he concerning whom the scripture testifieth that he liveth.
9 And as one may say, by the hand of Abraham, even Levi, he who taketh tithes, himself also is tithed.
10 For he was yet in the loins of his father when he met Malki-Zedek.
11 If, therefore, Perfection were to be through the priesthood of the Levoyee, by which the law has been put upon the people, why was there another Priest required, who should arise in the resemblance of Malki-Zedek? For he had said, In the likeness of Aharun he shall be.
12 But as a change hath been made in the priesthood, so is there also a change made in the law.
13 For he concerning whom these things are said was born from another tribe, from which no man hath ministered at the altar.
14 For it is manifest that from Jihuda arose our Lord, from the tribe of whom Musha hath said nothing concerning priesthood.
15 And again: it is more fully known by that which hath said, In the likeness of MalkiZedek ariseth another Priest;
16 who was made not by the law of bodily commandments, but in the power of a life which is indissoluble.
17 For he testifieth concerning him, Thou art a Priest for evermore according to the likeness of Malki-Zedek.
18 But the change which was made in the first institution was on account of its powerlessness, and because profit was not in it.
19 For the law perfected nothing: but instead of it a hope has entered which is more excellent, (and) by which we are brought nigh unto Aloha.
20 And he hath confirmed it unto us in an oath.
21 For they were made priests without an oath; but this with an oath: as he said unto him by the hand of David, The Lord hath sworn and will not lie, that thou art the Priest for ever in the likeness of Malki-Zedek.
22 In all this more excellent is the covenant of (which) Jeshu is the sponsor .
23 There were (moreover) many priests, because they were dying, and were not permitted to remain.
24 But because this (one) standeth for ever, his priesthood passeth not away.
25 And he is able to save for eternity them who approach by him unto Aloha; for he liveth through all time, and offereth up prayers on their behalf.
26 For such an High Priest as this was adequate for us; pure, and without evil, and without spot; who was separate from sins, and exalted higher than heaven.
27 With him there was no necessity daily, like the chief of the priests, that first for his own sins he should offer sacrifices, and then on behalf of the people: for this he did once when in himself he offered.
28 For the law constituted infirm men priests; but the word of the oath, which was subsequent to the law, (hath constituted) THE SON perfect for evermore.