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20 Also, it is important that God made a promise with an oath when he made Jesus high priest. When those other men became priests, there was no oath. 21 But Christ became a priest with God’s oath. God said to him,

“The Lord has made a promise with an oath
    and will not change his mind:
‘You are a priest forever.’” (A)

22 So this means that Jesus is the guarantee of a better agreement from God to his people.

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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:(A)
    ‘You are a priest forever.’”[a](B)

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

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 7:21 Psalm 110:4

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