11 “Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites.(A) Since he was as zealous for my honor(B) among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal. 12 Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace(C) with him. 13 He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood,(D) because he was zealous(E) for the honor(F) of his God and made atonement(G) for the Israelites.”(H)

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17 For it is declared:

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

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

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:(F)
    ‘You are a priest forever.’”[b](G)

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

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 7:17 Psalm 110:4
  2. Hebrews 7:21 Psalm 110:4