Heb. 7:26 KJV (With Strong’s)

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gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
such
toioutos (Greek #5108)
from 5104 and 3778; truly this, i.e. of this sort (to denote character or individuality)
KJV usage: like, such (an one).
Pronounce: toy-oo'-tos
Origin: (including the other inflections)
an high priest
archiereus (Greek #749)
the high-priest (literally, of the Jews, typically, Christ); by extension a chief priest
KJV usage: chief (high) priest, chief of the priests.
Pronounce: ar-khee-er-yuce'
Origin: from 746 and 2409
became
prepo (Greek #4241)
to tower up (be conspicuous), i.e. (by implication) to be suitable or proper (third person singular present indicative, often used impersonally, it is fit or right)
KJV usage: become, comely.
Pronounce: prep'-o
Origin: apparently a primary verb
us
hemin (Greek #2254)
to (or for, with, by) us
KJV usage: our, (for) us, we.
Pronounce: hay-meen'
Origin: dative case plural of 1473
, who is holy
hosios (Greek #3741)
properly, right (by intrinsic or divine character; thus distinguished from 1342, which refers rather to human statutes and relations; from 2413, which denotes formal consecration; and from 40, which relates to purity from defilement), i.e. hallowed (pious, sacred, sure)
KJV usage: holy, mercy, shalt be. 342
Pronounce: hos'-ee-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
p, harmless
akakos (Greek #172)
not bad, i.e. (objectively) innocent or (subjectively) unsuspecting
KJV usage: harmless, simple.
Pronounce: ak'-ak-os
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 2556
, undefiled
amiantos (Greek #283)
unsoiled, i.e. (figuratively) pure
KJV usage: undefiled.
Pronounce: am-ee'-an-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of 3392
, separate
chorizo (Greek #5563)
to place room between, i.e. part; reflexively, to go away
KJV usage: depart, put asunder, separate.
Pronounce: kho-rid'-zo
Origin: from 5561
from
apo (Greek #575)
"off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative)
KJV usage: (X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
Pronounce: apo'
Origin: a primary particle
sinners
hamartolos (Greek #268)
sinful, i.e. a sinner
KJV usage: sinful, sinner.
Pronounce: ham-ar-to-los'
Origin: from 264
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
made
ginomai (Greek #1096)
to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
KJV usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Pronounce: ghin'-om-ahee
Origin: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb
higher
hupselos (Greek #5308)
lofty (in place or character)
KJV usage: high(-er, -ly) (esteemed).
Pronounce: hoop-say-los'
Origin: from 5311
than the heavens
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
ouranos (Greek #3772)
the sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity)
KJV usage: air, heaven(-ly), sky.
Pronounce: oo-ran-os'
Origin: perhaps from the same as 3735 (through the idea of elevation)
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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections

Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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Heb. 7:11• 11If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? (Heb. 7:11)
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Heb. 8:1• 1Now 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; (Heb. 8:1)
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Heb. 9:23‑26• 23It 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.
24For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26For 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.
(Heb. 9:23‑26)
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Heb. 10:11‑22• 11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21And having an high priest over the house of God;
22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
(Heb. 10:11‑22)
became.
holy.
Heb. 4:15• 15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Heb. 4:15)
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Heb. 9:14• 14How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Heb. 9:14)
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Ex. 28:36• 36And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD. (Ex. 28:36)
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Isa. 53:9• 9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. (Isa. 53:9)
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Luke 1:35• 35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35)
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Luke 23:22,41,47• 22And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
47Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
(Luke 23:22,41,47)
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John 8:29• 29And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. (John 8:29)
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John 14:30• 30Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. (John 14:30)
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Acts 3:14• 14But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; (Acts 3:14)
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Acts 4:27• 27For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, (Acts 4:27)
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2 Cor. 5:21• 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Cor. 5:21)
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1 Peter 1:19• 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (1 Peter 1:19)
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1 Peter 2:22• 22Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: (1 Peter 2:22)
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1 John 2:2• 2And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2)
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1 John 3:5• 5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. (1 John 3:5)
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Rev. 3:7• 7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; (Rev. 3:7)
made.
Heb. 1:3• 3Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (Heb. 1:3)
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Heb. 4:14• 14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (Heb. 4:14)
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Heb. 8:1• 1Now 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; (Heb. 8:1)
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Heb. 12:2• 2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb. 12:2)
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Psa. 68:18• 18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. (Psa. 68:18)
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Matt. 27:18• 18For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. (Matt. 27:18)
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Mark 16:19• 19So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. (Mark 16:19)
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Eph. 1:20‑22• 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
(Eph. 1:20‑22)
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Eph. 4:8‑10• 8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
(Eph. 4:8‑10)
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Phil. 2:9‑11• 9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Phil. 2:9‑11)
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1 Peter 3:22• 22Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. (1 Peter 3:22)
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Rev. 1:17‑18• 17And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
(Rev. 1:17‑18)
 The word "holy" should be considered. In Greek as in Hebrew two expressions are employed: one (ἅγιος) to imply separateness for God from evil, the other (ὅσιος) graciousness, which said of God means His mercy, said of man means his piety. It is the latter term which is here rendered "holy," a holiness full of loving-kindness. Next, ἄκακος is poorly translated "harmless" as in the A. V.; and "guileless" as in the Revision answers to ἄδολος. In Christ it rises to a total absence of evil found in none else. "Undefiled" declares Him untainted by the corruptions that surrounded Him when here below, where His moral beauty shone on all who had eyes to see, above all in His Father's Who bore witness from heaven. Appropriately therefore is He next said to be "separated from sinners," not from sins only, as the Pesch-Syriac says, but from sinners. What was ever morally true was crowned in His leaving the world behind, the enduring effect of a completed act, and so leads on to the only place befitting Him, "made higher than the heavens." (Hebrews 7:26-28 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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For such a high priest became us, holyi, harmlessa, undefiled, separated from sinners, and become higher than the heavens:

JND Translation Notes

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There are two Greek words used for "holy" in the New Testament -- hagios and hosios (hosios is used in this passage). The word most commonly used is hagios (corresponding to the Hebrew word kadosh). This, when applied to God, designates him as holy, knowing good and evil perfectly, and absolutely willing good and no evil. When applied to men, it designates them as separated, set apart to God from evil and from common use. The corresponding verb is commonly translated "to sanctify"; and the word when used as a substantive is the ordinary word for "saints." The word hosios, on the other hand, conveys the thought of pious, that which is not profane. It speaks of God in mercy and grace, and of Christ, in whom all gracious qualities are concentrated, as well as perfect piety. It corresponds to the Hebrew chesed, of which the plural (chasadim) is the word translated "mercies" or "sure mercies" in the Old Testament. When applied to men, it is in general the sum of qualities which suit and form the divine character in man, as opposed to the human will. It refers to the exercise of gracious suitable affections in the relationships in which we are to God, and (e.g.) to parents. Hence, as suitable affections to God practically constitute holiness, the word is used in this sense for holy. The two Hebrew words are used side by side in Ps. 89.18,19, "The Holy One (kadosh) of Israel is our king. ... Then thou spakest in vision to thy Holy One (Chasid)." The beginning of the Psalm speaks of the mercies or gracious ways (chasadim) of the Lord. (See, for hosios, Acts 2.27; 13.34,35; 1 Tim. 2.8; Tit. 1.8; Rev. 15.4; 16.5.)
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Or "guileless," without an evil thought.

W. Kelly Translation

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aFor such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and become higher than the heavens,

WK Translation Notes

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priest ^... us: A B D E, and both Syriac versions, add καὶ "also." It may be noticed that by a misprint Tischendorf gives ὐμῖν "you," instead of ἠμῖν "us." By a similar inadvertence heaps of various readings arose among the copyists of old. (Exp. of Heb., p.139) holy [or, pious], guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners: The word "holy" should be considered. In Greek as in Hebrew two expressions are employed: one (ἄγιος) to imply separateness for God from evil, the other (ἄκακος) graciousness, which said of God means His mercy, said of man means his piety. It is the latter term which is here rendered "holy," a holiness full of loving-kindness. Next, ἄδολος is poorly translated "harmless" as in the A.V.; and "guileless" as in the Revision answers to ἄδολος… Appropriately therefore is He next said to be "separated from sinners," not from sins only, as the Pesch-Syriac says, but from sinners. (Exp. of Heb., p.140)