18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless(A) 19 (for the law made nothing perfect),(B) and a better hope(C) is introduced, by which we draw near to God.(D)

20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him:

“The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind:(E)
    ‘You are a priest forever.’”[a](F)

22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 7:21 Psalm 110:4