17 For it is declared:

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

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  1. Hebrews 7:17 Psalm 110:4

21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him:

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

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

23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.(D)

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  1. Hebrews 7:21 Psalm 110:4