New International Version
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.'"
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Those priests - The Levitical, were made without an oath, to show that the whole system was changeable, and might be abolished.
But this - The everlasting priesthood of Christ, with an oath, to show that the Gospel dispensation should never change, and never be abolished.
By him - God the Father, that said unto him - the promised Messiah, Psalm 110:4, The Lord sware, to show the immutability of his counsel, and will not repent - can never change his mind nor purpose, Thou art a priest for ever - as long as time shall run, and the generations of men be continued on earth. Till the necessity of the mediatorial kingdom be superseded by the fixed state of eternity, till this kingdom be delivered up unto the Father, and God shall be all in all, shall this priesthood of Christ endure.
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an oath. or, swearing of an oath.
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God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
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He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind."
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
For it is declared: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath,
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