Hebrews 7:5; Hebrews 7:18; Hebrews 7:21; Hebrews 7:23; Hebrews 10:33; Hebrews 11:15
And those indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest's office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from Abraham.
For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
(for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him, "THE LORD HAS SWORN AND WILL NOT CHANGE HIS MIND, 'YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ' ");
The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing,
partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated.
And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.