New American Standard Bible
The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing,
King James Bible
And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
Darby Bible Translation
And they have been many priests, on account of being hindered from continuing by death;
World English Bible
Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.
Young's Literal Translation
and those indeed are many who have become priests, because by death they are hindered from remaining;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And they truly - Under the Jewish dispensation. The object of this verse and the following is, to state one more reason of the excellence of the priesthood of Christ. It is, that owing to the frailty of human nature, and the shortness of life, the office of priest there was continually changing. But here there was no such change. Christ, being exalted to the heavens to live forever there, has now an unchangeable priesthood, and everything in regard to his office is permanent.
LibraryPriest and victim
"He offered up himself."--Hebrews 7:27. I DO NOT KNOW when I have ever felt a more decided conflict of emotions in my own heart than I do just now. Happy is the man who has such a message as that in my text to deliver to his fellow-men; but burdened is the man who feels that the message is far too great for his lips, or, indeed, for any human tongue to convey. To be allowed to announce to men that our Lord Jesus Christ "offered up himself" on their behalf is, indeed, an errand which angels might …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
The Power of an Endless Life
Twenty-Sixth Lesson. I have Prayed for Thee;'
The Intercession of Christ
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"
(for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him, "THE LORD HAS SWORN AND WILL NOT CHANGE HIS MIND, 'YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER '");
so much the more also Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.
but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently.
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