Priests

Covers priest, priesthood.

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Every believer in Jesus Christ is ipso facto a priest (1 Peter 2:5, 9).  A priest offers prayer on behalf of others (1 Samuel 12:23), and ministers truth to them (Romans 15:16)

Romans 15:16

Hebrews 5:1, 2

1 Peter 2:5  –  “a holy priesthood

1 Peter 2:9  –  “a royal priesthood

Revelation 1:6

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Exodus 19:6  –  “a kingdom of priests

1 Samuel 2:35

2 Chronicles 7:6  –  “The priests stood at their posts, and the Levites also…”

2 Chronicles 15:3  –  “…without a teaching priest…”

2 Chronicles 30:5, 16  –  “…the priests and Levites were ashamed of themselves, and consecrated themselves and…stood at their stations after their custom, according to the law of Moses the man of God…”

2 Chronicles 35:10  –  “…and the priests stood at their stations…”

Ezra 7:10  –  “For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and…”
Ezra 7:11  –  “…Ezra the priest, the scribe, learned in…”
Ezra 7:12  –  “…Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven…”

Psalm 132:9

Psalm 132:16

Jeremiah 2:8  –  The “priests” are those who “handle the law.”  –  See Priests and the Law of the Lord.

Joel 2:17  –  The “priests” are “the Lord’s ministers.”

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