Hebrews 7:20

“And in as much as not without an othe he was made Priest,”

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Other Translations

And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest]:
- King James Version

And inasmuch as {it was} not without an oath
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And inasmuch as `it is' not without the taking of an oath
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as this is not without the taking of an oath
- Basic English Bible

And by how much [it was] not without the swearing of an oath;
- Darby Bible

And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
- Webster's Bible

And since it was not without an oath being taken--
- Weymouth Bible

Inasmuch as he was not made priest without the taking of an oath
- World English Bible

And hou greet it is, not with out sweryng; but the othere ben maad preestis with outen an ooth;
- Wycliffe Bible

And inasmuch as [it is] not apart from oath, (for those indeed apart from oath are become priests,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:20


7:20 And - The greater solemnity wherewith he was made priest, farther proves the superior excellency of his priesthood.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:20


Heb 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest]. God never interposed an oath except to show certainty and immutability. Thus he swore to Abraham (Ge 22:16-18); to the rebellious Israelites (De 1:34); to David, that his seed should endure forever (Ps 89:4). Since the same solemn assurance is given concerning the priesthood of Christ, the meaning is that it is immutable.

Discussion for Hebrews 7

  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:22 by so much was JESUS made a surety of a better testament 1 TIMOTHY 6:3 if any man teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words even the words of our LORD JESUS CHRIST and to the doctrine which is according to godliness 6:4 --- he is proud knowing nothing --- but doting about questions and strifes of words whereof cometh envy strife railings evil surmisings
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    It is not for the wicked who walk after the flesh to understand. But now, it pleases my Holy Father for me to glory in the knowledge given me by the Spirit of Christ. For it is written, But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.
  • Steve
    Who can understand the mechanics of the Supreme Being. Noone! We don't even fully understand the mechanics of being alive in a body which has a end, but the Spirit which enlivens us doesn't. Melchidec appeared out of nowhere to Abraham as an emissary and is never heard from again. You say he was Jesus walking the earth on a recon mission. I say that Jesus was born of woman, Melchisidec wasn't
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:24 BUT THIS MAN BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER HATH AN --- UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD --- 7:25 -- WHEREFORE --HE-- IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME TO GOD --BY HIM-- SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM *** HEBREWS 9:16 FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS THERE --MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY-- BE THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR ***
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law ROMANS 8:2 for the law of the spirit of life in CHRIST JESUS hath made me free from the law of sin and death EPHESIANS 4:24 and that you put on the new man which after GOD is created in righteousness and true holiness
  • Steve morrow
    *** HEBREWS 7:22 BY SO MUCH WAS JESUS MADE A SURETY OF A BETTER TESTAMENT ***

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