NIV: Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;
NAS: The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing,
KJV: And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
GWT: There was a long succession of priests because when a priest died he could no longer serve.
ASV: And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:
BBE: And it is true that there have been a great number of those priests, because death does not let them go on for ever;
DBY: And they have been many priests, on account of being hindered from continuing by death;
DRB: And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue:
WBS: And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
WEB: Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.
YLT: and those indeed are many who have become priests, because by death they are hindered from remaining;
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