Hebrews 7:23
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New International Version
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:

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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Clarke'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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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...

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Salvation to the Uttermost
Well, then it is salvation I desire to preach to you. We have, in our text, two or three things. In the first place, we are told who they are who will be saved, "them that come into God by Jesus Christ;" in the second place we are told the extent of the Saviour's ability to save, "He is able to save to the uttermost;" and in the third place, we have the reason given why he can save, "seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." I. First, we are told THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TO BE SAVED. And the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

Twenty-Fifth Day for More Conversions
WHAT TO PRAY.--For more Conversions "He is able to save completely, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession."--HEB. vii. 25. "We will give ourselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the word.... And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied exceedingly."--ACTS vi. 4, 7. Christ's power to save, and save completely, depends on His unceasing intercession. The apostles withdrawing themselves from other work to give themselves continually to prayer was followed
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Waiting on God
Psalms 62:5.--My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him. The solemn question comes to us, "Is the God I have, a God that is to me above all circumstances, nearer to me than any circumstance can be?" Brother, have you learned to live your life having God so really with you every moment, that in circumstances the most difficult He is always more present and nearer than anything around you? All our knowledge of God's Word will help us very little, unless that comes to be the question
Andrew Murray—The Master's Indwelling

Christian Standing and Christian Progress
PHILIPPIANS iii. 12-16 Christian exultation--Christian confidence--"Not in the flesh"--"In Jesus Christ"--The prize in view--No finality in the progress--"Not already perfect"--The recompense of reward--What the prize will be In a certain sense we have completed our study of the first section of the third chapter of the Epistle. But the treatment has been so extremely imperfect, in view of the importance of that section, that a few further remarks must be made. Let us ponder one weighty verse,
Handley C. G. Moule—Philippian Studies

Cross References
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.

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