Hebrews 7:16-26 NIV

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."a1

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    • a 7:17 - Psalm 110:4
      18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless2

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      19 (for the law made nothing perfect),3 and a better hope4 is introduced, by which we draw near to God.5

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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:6 'You are a priest forever.' "b7

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      22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.8

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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.9

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          25 Therefore he is able to save10 completelyc those who come to God11 through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.12

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            • c 7:25 - Or "forever"
              26 Such a high priest13 meets our need--one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners,14 exalted above the heavens.15

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