Hebrews 7:23

“And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they truely were many Priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The {former} priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it is true that there have been a great number of those priests, because death does not let them go on for ever;
- Basic English Bible

And they have been many priests, on account of being hindered from continuing by death;
- Darby Bible

And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
- Webster's Bible

And they have been appointed priests many in number, because death prevents their continuance in office:
- Weymouth Bible

Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.
- World English Bible

And the othere weren maad manye preestis, `therfor for thei weren forbedun bi deth to dwelle stille;
- Wycliffe Bible

and those indeed are many who have become priests, because by death they are hindered from remaining;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:23


7:23 They were many priests - One after another.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:23


Heb 7:23 They truly were many priests. Since they were removed by death, there were in succession many Aaronic high priests.

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