Bible: Heb. 7:15-25
7:15 And this is even clearer if another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, 7:16 who has become a priest not by a legal regulation about physical descent 1 but by the power of an indestructible life. 7:17 For here is the testimony about him: 2 “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” 3 7:18 On the one hand a former command is set aside 4 because it is weak and useless, 5 7:19 for the law made nothing perfect. On the other hand a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. 7:20 And since 6 this was not done without a sworn affirmation – for the others have become priests without a sworn affirmation, 7:21 but Jesus 7 did so 8 with a sworn affirmation by the one who said to him, “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever’” 9 – 7:22 accordingly Jesus has become the guarantee 10 of a better covenant. 7:23 And the others 11 who became priests were numerous, because death prevented them 12 from continuing in office, 13 7:24 but he holds his priesthood permanently since he lives forever. 7:25 So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
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