Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
a. NLT: Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.
b. NIV: where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
c. YLT: whither a forerunner for us did enter -- Jesus, after the order of Melchisedek chief priest having become -- to the age.
d. Amplified Bible: Where Jesus has entered in for us [in advance], a Forerunner having become a High Priest forever after the order (with usthe rank) of Melchizedek.
e. Worrell Translation: where, as Forerunner in our behalf, Jesus entered, having become a High Priest forever, according to the rank of Melchizedek
1. “Whither the forerunner is for us entered…”
a. whither [3699 * hopou] [Strong: from 3739 and 4225; what(-ever) where, i.e. at whichever spot:--in what place, where(-as, -soever), whither (+ soever).]
b. the forerunner [4274 * propromos] [Strong: from the alternate of 4390; a runner ahead, i.e. scout (figuratively, precursor):--forerunner.]
c. is…entered [1525 * eiserchomai] [Strong: from 1519 and 2064; to enter (literally or figuratively):--X arise, come (in, into), enter in(-to), go in (through).]
d. for [5228 * huper] [Strong: a primary preposition; "over", i.e. (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than:--(+ exceeding, abundantly) above, in (on) behalf of, beyond, by, + very chiefest, concerning, exceeding (above, -ly), for, + very highly, more (than), of, over, on the part of, for sake of, in stead, than, to(-ward), very. In the comparative, it retains many of the above applications.]
e. us [2257 * hemon] [Strong: genitive case plural of 1473; of (or from) us:--our (company), us, we.]
2. “…even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”
a. even Jesus [2424 * Iesous] [Strong: of Hebrew origin (3091); Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:--Jesus.]
b. made [1096 * ginomai] [Strong: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.):--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.]
c. an high priest [749 * archiereus] ar-khee-er-yuce' from 746 and 2409; the high-priest (literally, of the Jews, typically, Christ); by extension a chief priest:--chief (high) priest, chief of the priests.]
d. for [1519 * eis] [Strong: a primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases:--(abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).]
e. ever [165 * aion] [Strong: from the same as 104; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever(-more), (n-)ever, (beginning of the , while the) world (began, without end).]
f. after [2596 * kata] [Strong: a primary particle; (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined):--about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from ... to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), ... by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.]
g. the order [5010 * taxis] [Strong: from 5021; regular arrangement, i.e. (in time) fixed succession (of rank or character), official dignity:--order.]
h. of Melchisedek [3198 * Melchisedek] [Strong: of Hebrew origin (4442); Melchisedek (i.e. Malkitsedek), a patriarch:--Melchisedec.]