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20 This was confirmed with an oath; for others who became priests took their office without an oath, 21 but this one became a priest with an oath, because of the one who said to him,

‘The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest for ever”’—

22 accordingly Jesus has also become the guarantee of a better covenant.

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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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