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5 And those indeed of athe sons of Levi who receive the priest’s office have commandment 1in the Law to collect 2a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these 3are descended from Abraham.
8 In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, aof whom it is witnessed that he lives on.
11 aNow if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it bthe people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise caccording to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?
“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
“aThe Lord has sworn
And bwill not change His mind,
‘You are a priest cforever’ ”);
23 1The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing,
24 but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues aforever, holds His priesthood permanently.
27 who does not need daily, like those high priests, to aoffer up sacrifices, bfirst for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did conce for all when He doffered up Himself.
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