Hebrews 7:17–22

17 For it is attested of Him,

aYou are a priest forever

According to the order of Melchizedek.”

18 For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment abecause of its weakness and uselessness

19 (for athe Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better bhope, through which we cdraw near to God.

20 And inasmuch as it was not without an oath

21 (for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him,

aThe Lord has sworn

And bwill not change His mind,

You are a priest cforever’ ”);

22 so much the more also Jesus has become the aguarantee of ba better covenant.

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