26 [a]For such an high Priest it became us to have, which is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens:
27 Which needeth not daily as those high Priests to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the peoples: [b]for [c]that did he [d]once, when he offered up himself.
28 For the Law maketh men high Priests, which have infirmity: but the [e]word of the oath [f]that [g]was since the Law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
Hebrews 7:26Another argument: There are required in an high Priest innocency, and perfect pureness, which may separate him from sinners, for whom he offereth. But the Levitical high Priests shall not be found to be such, for they offer first for their own sins: But Christ only is such a one; and therefore the true and only high Priest.
Hebrews 7:27Another argument which notwithstanding he handleth afterward: The Levitical Priests offered sacrifice after sacrifice, first for themselves, and then for the people. But Christ offered not for himself, but for others, not sacrifices, but himself, not oftentimes, but once. And this ought not to seem strange; saith he, forsomuch as they are weak, but this man is consecrated an everlasting Priest, and that by an oath.
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