Hebrews 7:23
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English Standard Version
The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death 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:

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

Were many priests (πλείονές εἰσιν γεγονότες ἱερεῖς)

Comp. Hebrews 7:21 for the construction. Rend. have been made priests many in number.

Because they were not suffered to continue (διὰ τὸ κωλύεσθαι παραμένειν)

Rend. because they are hindered from continuing. Παραμένειν "to abide by their ministration."

Hebrews 7:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

were.

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...

Cross References
Matthew 3:14
John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

Hebrews 7:21
but this one was made 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.'"

Hebrews 7:22
This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.

Hebrews 7:24
but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.

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