Hebrews 7:24

24 But Jesus' priesthood is permanent. He's there from now to eternity

Hebrews 7:24 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 7:24

But this man, because he continueth ever
Though he died, death did not forbid him to continue, as it does other men; he was not forced to die, he died voluntarily; and he continued but for a small time under the power of death; besides, his death was a branch of his priestly office: so that he not only continued in his divine nature, which still had the human nature in union with it, but he continued in his office as a priest, and quickly rose from the dead; and the virtue of his sacrifice always remains, and he himself ever lives as an intercessor: wherefore he

hath an unchangeable priesthood;
which will never be antiquated, and give place to another; nor does it, or ever will it pass from him to another, for it is needless, seeing he lives, and no other is sufficient for it; and it would be injustice to pass it to another; the glory of it is due to him; and this is matter of comfort to the saints, that he sits a priest upon his throne, and that his priesthood always continues.

Hebrews 7:24 In-Context

22 This makes Jesus the guarantee of a far better way between us and God - one that really works! A new covenant.
23 Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced.
24 But Jesus' priesthood is permanent. He's there from now to eternity
25 to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them.
26 So now we have a high priest who perfectly fits our needs: completely holy, uncompromised by sin, with authority extending as high as God's presence in heaven itself.
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