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Hebrews 7:15-28

Through My Bible – February 25

Hebrews 7:15-28 (EHV)

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Hebrews 7

15 And this becomes even clearer if another priest arises like Melchizedek, 16 who became a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement about physical descent, but on the basis of the power of an endless [1] life. 17 For it has been testified in Scripture about him:

You are a priest forever, like Melchizedek. [2]

18 To be sure, the former requirement is annulled, because it was weak and useless— 19 for the law did not bring anything to its goal—but now a better hope is introduced, by which we approach God.

20 And something like this did not happen without an oath. Indeed, others who became priests did so without an oath, 21 but this one became a priest with an oath, through the one who said to him:

The Lord has sworn an oath
and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever.” [3]

22 In this way, Jesus has become the guarantor [4] of a better covenant. [5]

23 There were many who became priests because death prevented any of them from continuing to remain in office. 24 But because this one endures forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 So for this reason he is able to save forever those who come to God through him, because he always lives to plead on their behalf.

Jesus Is the High Priest We Need

26 This is certainly the kind of high priest we needed: one who is holy, innocent, pure, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices on a daily basis, first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. In fact, he sacrificed for sins once and for all when he offered himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weaknesses. But the word of the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been brought to his goal forever.


  1. Hebrews 7:16 Or indestructible
  2. Hebrews 7:17 Psalm 110:4
  3. Hebrews 7:21 Psalm 110:4. Some witnesses to the text add like Melchizedek.
  4. Hebrews 7:22 A guarantor is someone who guarantees to pay for another person’s debt.
  5. Hebrews 7:22 The Greek term translated covenant (diatheke) can also be translated testament or will, depending on the context.

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