13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe,(A) and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.(B) 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah,(C) and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it is declared:

“You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek.”[a](D)

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  1. Hebrews 7:17 Psalm 110:4

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