Hebrews 7:20

“And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And in as much as not without an othe he was made Priest,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 7:20

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