New Living Translation
but there was an oath regarding Jesus. For God said to him, "The LORD has taken an oath and will not break his vow: 'You are a priest forever.'"
King James Bible
(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
Darby Bible Translation
(for they are become priests without the swearing of an oath, but he with the swearing of an oath, by him who said, as to him, The Lord has sworn, and will not repent of it, Thou art priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec;)
World English Bible
(for they indeed have been made priests without an oath), but he with an oath by him that says of him, "The Lord swore and will not change his mind, 'You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.'"
Young's Literal Translation
and he with an oath through Him who is saying unto him, 'The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a priest -- to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;')
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:21 The Lord sware and will not repent - Hence also it appears, that his is an unchangeable priesthood.
LibraryChrist Our High Priest.
"Now, if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung …
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
The Great High Priest
Christ a Complete Saviour:
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
1 Samuel 15:29
And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change his mind!"
The LORD has taken an oath and will not break his vow: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
For God's gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.
And in another passage God said to him, "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
And the psalmist pointed this out when he prophesied, "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
This new system was established with a solemn oath. Aaron's descendants became priests without such an oath,
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