Hebrews 7:20
New International Version
And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath,

New Living Translation
This new system was established with a solemn oath. Aaron’s descendants became priests without such an oath,

English Standard Version
And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath,

Berean Study Bible
And none of this happened without an oath. For others became priests without an oath,

Berean Literal Bible
And inasmuch as it was not apart from an oath, for those ones truly are becoming priests without an oath,

King James Bible
And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

New King James Version
And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath

New American Standard Bible
And to the extent that it was not without an oath

NASB 1995
And inasmuch as it was not without an oath

NASB 1977
And inasmuch as it was not without an oath

Amplified Bible
And indeed it was not without the taking of an oath [that Christ was made priest]

Christian Standard Bible
None of this happened without an oath. For others became priests without an oath,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
None of this happened without an oath. For others became priests without an oath,

American Standard Version
And inasmuch as it is not without the taking of an oath

Douay-Rheims Bible
And inasmuch as it is not without an oath, (for the others indeed were made priests without an oath;

English Revised Version
And inasmuch as it is not without the taking of an oath

Good News Translation
In addition, there is also God's vow. There was no such vow when the others were made priests.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
None of this happened without an oath. The men from the tribe of Levi may have become priests without an oath,

International Standard Version
Now none of this happened without an oath. Others became priests without any oath,

Literal Standard Version
And inasmuch as [it is] not apart from oath

NET Bible
And since this was not done without a sworn affirmation--for the others have become priests without a sworn affirmation,

New Heart English Bible
Inasmuch as he was not made priest without the taking of an oath,

Weymouth New Testament
And since it was not without an oath being taken--

World English Bible
Inasmuch as he was not made priest without the taking of an oath

Young's Literal Translation
And inasmuch as it is not apart from oath, (for those indeed apart from oath are become priests,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
A Superior Priesthood
19(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. 20And none of this happened without an oath. For others became priests without an oath, 21but Jesus became a priest with an oath by the One who said to Him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind: ‘You are a priest forever.’ ”…

Cross References
Hebrews 7:19
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 7:21
but Jesus became a priest with an oath by the One who said to Him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind: 'You are a priest forever.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:









(20) This and the next two verses constitute one sentence, the third verse answering to the first, and Hebrews 7:21 being parenthetical. Hitherto no reference has been made to the remarkable opening of Psalm 110:4, so often quoted: these three verses are occupied with the thought of the oath--or rather (for a very uncommon word is used, one that answers well to the importance of the thought) the "swearing of an oath." This is a further illustration of the words of Hebrews 7:15, "a different priest."

He was made priest.--Some supplement is needed to give clearness to the English sentence; but one of general meaning, such as "all this was done," will best answer the purpose.

Verses 20-22. - And inasmuch as not without an oath [properly, swearing of an oath, ὁρκωμοσίας] he was made priest: (for they indeed have been made priests without an oath; but he with an oath by him that saith unto him, Thou art a Priest for ever); by so much of a better covenant hath Jesus become surety. The significance of the Divine oath, in connection with the promise to Abraham, has been dwelt on above: the oath of Psalm 110. is here similarly referred to, as imitating a priesthood that rests on no mere temporary ordinance, but on the immutable Divine counsels. (Observe the first occurrence here of the word διαθήκη, introducing in the way of hint (as is usual in the Epistle) an idea to be afterwards expanded, as it is in Hebrews 8. and 9. The meaning of the word will be considered below.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

none
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

of this
ὅσον (hoson)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

[happened] without
χωρὶς (chōris)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5565: Apart from, separately from; without. Adverb from chora; at a space, i.e. Separately or apart from.

an oath.
ὁρκωμοσίας (horkōmosias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3728: The taking of an oath, an oath. From a compound of horkos and a derivative of omnuo; asseveration on oath.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[others]
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

became
γεγονότες (gegonotes)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

priests
ἱερεῖς (hiereis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2409: A priest, one who offers sacrifice to a god (in Jewish and pagan religions; of Christians only met.). From hieros; a priest.

without
χωρὶς (chōris)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5565: Apart from, separately from; without. Adverb from chora; at a space, i.e. Separately or apart from.

an oath,
ὁρκωμοσίας (horkōmosias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3728: The taking of an oath, an oath. From a compound of horkos and a derivative of omnuo; asseveration on oath.


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