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20 And something like this did not happen without an oath. Indeed, others who became priests did so without an oath, 21 but this one became a priest with an oath, through the one who said to him:

The Lord has sworn an oath
and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever.”[a]

22 In this way, Jesus has become the guarantor[b] of a better covenant.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 7:21 Psalm 110:4. Some witnesses to the text add like Melchizedek.
  2. Hebrews 7:22 A guarantor is someone who guarantees to pay for another person’s debt.
  3. Hebrews 7:22 The Greek term translated covenant (diatheke) can also be translated testament or will, depending on the context.

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