New International Version
For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
King James Bible
For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is borne witness, *Thou* art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec.
World English Bible
for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."
Young's Literal Translation
for He doth testify -- 'Thou art a priest -- to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he testifieth - That is, either the Scripture, in the place so often quoted, or God by that Scripture.
Thou art a priest for ever - This is the proof that he was not appointed according to the carnal commandment, but according to the power of an endless life, because he is a priest for ever; i.e. one that never dies, and is never disabled from performing the important functions of his office; for if he be a priest for ever, he ever lives.
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The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood--and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood--why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?
but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: 'You are a priest forever.'"
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