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20 It is important that God did this with an oath. Others became priests without an oath, 21 but Christ became a priest with God’s oath. God said:

“The Lord has made a promise
    and will not change his mind.
    ‘You are a priest forever.’” Psalm 110:4

22 This means that Jesus is the guarantee of a better agreement[a] from God to his people.

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Footnotes

  1. 7:22 agreement God gives a contract or agreement to his people. For the Jews, this agreement was the Law of Moses. But now God has given a better agreement to his people through Christ.

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