Hebrews 7:23
Strong's Lexicon
Now
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

μὲν (men)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

there
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

have been
γεγονότες (gegonotes)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

many
πλείονές (pleiones)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

[other]
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

priests,
ἱερεῖς (hiereis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2409: A priest, one who offers sacrifice to a god (in Jewish and pagan religions; of Christians only met.). From hieros; a priest.

since
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

death
θανάτῳ (thanatō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

prevented them from
κωλύεσθαι (kōlyesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 2967: To prevent, debar, hinder; with infin: from doing so and so. From the base of kolazo; to estop, i.e. Prevent.

continuing [in office].
παραμένειν (paramenein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3887: To remain by, abide with; met: I persevere in. From para and meno; to stay near, i.e. Remain.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now many have become Levitical priests, since they are prevented by death from remaining in office.

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:
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;

New Living Translation
There were many priests under the old system, for death prevented them from remaining in office.

English Standard Version
The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office,

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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now many have become Levitical priests, since they are prevented by death from remaining in office.

International Standard Version
There have been many priests, since each one of them had to stop serving in office when he died.

NET Bible
And the others who became priests were numerous, because death prevented them from continuing in office,

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and those indeed are many who have become priests, because by death they are hindered from remaining;






Cross References
Matthew 3:14
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

Hebrews 7:21
(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:)

Hebrews 7:22
By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

Hebrews 7:24
But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

Hebrews 1:1
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 7:20
And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

Hebrews 7:25
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:26
For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
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