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20 And he confirmed it to us with his solemn vow.[a] For the former priests took their office without an oath, 21 but with Jesus, God affirmed his royal-priesthood with his promise, saying,

The Lord has made a solemn oath
    and will never change his mind,
    “You are a King-Priest forever!”[b]

22 So all of this magnifies the truth that we have a superior covenant with God than what they experienced, for Jesus himself is its guarantor![c]

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 7:20 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “Since this was not done with a solemn oath, for the others became priests without a sworn oath.”
  2. Hebrews 7:21 See Ps. 110:4; Heb. 5:6; 6:20; 7:17.
  3. Hebrews 7:22 The Aramaic can be translated “through which we gained Jesus.”

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