12 For since the apriesthood is 1transferred, of necessity there comes into being a 2btransfer of law also.
13 For He of whom these things are said 1belongs to a different tribe, from which ano one has attended to the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord has 1risen out of 2aJudah, concerning which tribe Moses spoke nothing about priests.
15 And it is still more abundantly evident since it is according to the alikeness of Melchisedec that a different Priest arises,
16 Who has been appointed not according to the law of a afleshy commandment but according to the bpower of an 1indestructible clife.
17 For it is testified, “You are a Priest forever according to the aorder of Melchisedec.”
18 For there is, on the one hand, the 1asetting aside of the preceding commandment because of its bweakness and unprofitableness
19 (For the alaw 1bperfected nothing), and, on the other hand, the bringing in 2thereupon of a 3better chope, through which we ddraw near to God.
20 And inasmuch as He was not made a Priest without the taking of an oath
21 (For they are appointed priests without the taking of an oath, but He, with the taking of an oath by Him who said to Him, a“The Lord has sworn and will not regret it, You are a Priest forever”),
22 By so much Jesus has also become the 1surety of a abetter bcovenant.
23 And they are appointed priests many in number because death prevents them from continuing;
24 But He, because He aabides forever, has His priesthood unalterable.
25 Hence also He is aable to save 1to the uttermost those who bcome forward to God through Him, since He clives always to 2dintercede for them.
26 For such a aHigh Priest was also fitting to us, holy, bguileless, undefiled, separated from sinners and having become 1higher than the cheavens,
27 Who does not have daily need, as the high priests do, to aoffer up sacrifices first for his bown sins and then for those of the people; for this He did conce for all when He doffered up Himself.
28 For the law establishes men as high priests who have aweakness, but the word of the oath, which was after the law, establishes the bSon, 1cperfected forever.
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