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Hebrews 7:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And inasmuch as [it is] not without the taking of an oath
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest]:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And inasmuch as [it was] not without an oath
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest]:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And by how much [it was] not without the swearing of an oath;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, inasmuch as not apart from oath-taking—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And inasmuch as [it is] not apart from oath, (for those indeed apart from oath are become priests,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And inasmuch as it is not without an oath (for the others indeed were made priests without an oath:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And in as much as not without an othe [he was made Priest],
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And he hath confirmed it unto us in an oath.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he confirmed it to us by an oath.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
inasmuch as 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
3745
{3745} Prime
ὅσος
hosos
{hos'-os}
By reduplication from G3739; as (much, great, long, etc.) as.
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
without 5565
{5565} Prime
χωρίς
choris
{kho-rece'}
Adverb from G5561; at a space, that is, separately or apart from (often as preposition).
an oath 3728
{3728} Prime
ὁρκωμοσία
horkomosia
{hor-ko-mos-ee'-ah}
From a compound of G3727 and a derivative of G3660; asseveration on oath.
[he was made priest]:
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 7:20

_ _ Another proof of the superiority of Christ’s Melchisedec-like priesthood; the oath of God gave a solemn weight to it which was not in the law-priesthood, which was not so confirmed.

_ _ he was made priest — rather supply from Hebrews 7:22, which completes the sentence begun in this verse, Hebrews 7:21 being a parenthesis, “inasmuch as not without an oath He was made surety of the testament (for, etc.), of so much better a testament hath Jesus been made the surety.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 7:11-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 7:20

And — The greater solemnity wherewith he was made priest, farther proves the superior excellency of his priesthood.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 7:20

(10) And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest]:

(10) Another argument, by which he proves that the priesthood of Christ is better than the priesthood of Levi, because his was established with an oath, but theirs was not so.

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