|New International Version (© 2011)|
Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;
King James Bible
And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
American Standard Version
And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:
Young's Literal Translation
and those indeed are many who have become priests, because by death they are hindered from remaining;
Hebrews 7:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And they truly were many priests - Under the Mosaic law it was necessary there should be a succession of priests, because, being mortal, they were not suffered to continue always by reason of death.
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Hebrews 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.
1 Chronicles 6:3-14 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar...
Nehemiah 12:10,11 And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib begat Joiada...
Hebrews 7:23 Parallel CommentariesAccount Appointed Continuance Continue Continuing Death Existed Former Great Greater Hand Hindered Indeed Numbers Office Prevented Prevents Priests Reason Remaining Suffered True.Account Appointed Continuance Continue Continuing Death Existed Former Great Greater Hand Hindered Indeed Numbers Office Prevented Prevents Priests Reason Remaining Suffered True.THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Matthew 3:14 But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"
Hebrews 7:21 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.'"
Hebrews 7:22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.
Hebrews 7:24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.