Hebrews 7:23
Good News Translation
There is another difference: there were many of those other priests, because they died and could not continue their work.

Contemporary English Version
There have been a lot of other priests, and all of them have died.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue:

New American Bible
Those priests were many because they were prevented by death from remaining in office,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue:

were.

Hebrews 7:8 And here indeed, men that die receive tithes: but there, he hath witness that he liveth.

1 Chronicles 6:3-14 The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Mary. The Sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abiu, Eleazar and Ithamar. . . .

Nehemiah 12:10,11 And Josue begot Joacim, and Joacim begot Eliasib, and Eliasib begot Joiada, . . .

Context
A Superior Priesthood
22By so much is Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 23And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue: 24But this, for that he continueth for ever, hath an everlasting priesthood:…
Cross References
Matthew 3:14
But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?

Hebrews 7:21
But this with an oath, by him that said unto him: The Lord hath sworn and he will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever).

Hebrews 7:22
By so much is Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

Hebrews 7:24
But this, for that he continueth for ever, hath an everlasting priesthood:

Additional Translations
Now there have been many other priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office.

And indeed those having become priests are many, because of being prevented from continuing by death.

And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:

And they have been many priests, on account of being hindered from continuing by death;

And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:

And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

And they have been appointed priests many in number, because death prevents their continuance in office:

Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.

and those indeed are many who have become priests, because by death they are hindered from remaining;
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NT Letters: Hebrews 7:23 Many indeed have been made priests because (Heb. He. Hb) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

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