Greatness of the New Priest

20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath 21 (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him:

(A)“The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
‘You are a priest [a]forever
According to the order of Melchizedek’ ”),

22 by so much more Jesus has become a [b]surety of a (B)better covenant.

23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also (C)able to save [c]to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives (D)to make intercession for them.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 7:21 NU ends the quotation after forever.
  2. Hebrews 7:22 guarantee
  3. Hebrews 7:25 completely or forever