20 And by as much as this was not without an oath (for these on the one hand have become priests[a] without an oath, 21 but he with an oath by the one who said to him,

“The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind,
    ‘You are a priest forever[b]’”[c]),

22 by so much more[d] Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 7:20 Literally “are having become priests”
  2. Hebrews 7:21 Literally “for the age”
  3. Hebrews 7:21 A quotation from Ps 110:4 (see also Heb 5:6; 6:20; 7:17)
  4. Hebrews 7:22 Some manuscripts have “so much more also”

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