Hebrews 7:14-24 NIV

14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah,1 and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.

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15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,
16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.
17 For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."a2

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    • a 7:17 - Psalm 110:4
      18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless3

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      19 (for the law made nothing perfect),4 and a better hope5 is introduced, by which we draw near to God.6

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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:7 'You are a priest forever.' "b8

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      22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.9

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      23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;
      24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.10

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