New Living Translation
This new system was established with a solemn oath. Aaron's descendants became priests without such an oath,
King James Bible
And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
Darby Bible Translation
And by how much it was not without the swearing of an oath;
World English Bible
Inasmuch as he was not made priest without the taking of an oath
Young's Literal Translation
And inasmuch as it is not apart from oath, (for those indeed apart from oath are become priests,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:20 And - The greater solemnity wherewith he was made priest, farther proves the superior excellency of his priesthood.
LibraryChrist Our High Priest.
"Now, if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung …
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
The Great High Priest
Christ a Complete Saviour:
For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
but there was an oath regarding Jesus. For God said to him, "The LORD has taken an oath and will not break his vow: 'You are a priest forever.'"
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