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21but this one became a priest with an oath, because of the one who said to him,

“The Lord has sworn

and will not change his mind,

‘You are a priest forever’ ”—

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21. Translate in the Greek order, "For they indeed (the existing legal priests) without the (solemn) promise on oath (so the Greek [Tittmann]) are made priests."

by him—God.

unto him—the Lord, the Son of God (Ps 110:1).

not repent—never change His purpose.

after the order of Melchisedec—omitted in some oldest manuscripts, contained in others.