“The former priests were many in number,
because they were prevented by death from continuing in office,
but he holds his priesthood
permanently,
because he continues forever.
Consequently, he is able to save
to the uttermost
those who draw near to God through him,
since he always lives to make intercession for them.
For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest,
holy,
innocent,
unstained,
separated from sinners,
and exalted above the heavens.
He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily,
first for his own sins
and then for those of the people,
since he did
once for all
when he offered up himself.
For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests,
but the word of the oath,
which came later than the law,
appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.
Now the point in what we are saying is this:
we have such a high priest,
one who is seated at the right hand of
the throne of the Majesty in heaven,
a minister in the holy places,
in the true tent that the Lord set up,
not man.”
Hebrews 7:23-8:2