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20 And inasmuch as it is not without an oath (for these priests are made without an oath,

21 but this One was made with an oath by Him Who said to Him, “The Lord has sworn, and will not repent. You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”)

22 By so much has Jesus made a surety of a better Testament.

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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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