Hebrews 7:11
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English Standard Version
Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron?

King James Bible
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

American Standard Version
Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech, and not be called according to the order of Aaron?

English Revised Version
Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron?

Webster's Bible Translation
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

Weymouth New Testament
Now if the crowning blessing was attainable by means of the Levitical priesthood--for as resting on this foundation the people received the Law, to which they are still subject-- what further need was there for a Priest of a different kind to be raised up belonging to the order of Melchizedek instead of being said to belong to the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:11 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

In Christ, as the Melchisedec-priest, the ideal of the priesthood is realized.

Perfection (τελείωσις)

Only here and Luke 1:45. The act or process of consummating. By this word is signified the establishment of a perfect fellowship between God and the worshipper. See Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:1.

Priesthood (ἱερωσύνης)

Only in Hebrews. See Hebrews 7:12, Hebrews 7:14. It expresses the abstract notion of the priest's office; while ἱερατία Hebrews 7:5, expresses the priestly service.

For under it the people received the law (γὰρ ἐπ' αὐτῆς νενομοθέτηται)

Under, rather on the basis of. The verb lit. the law has been laid down. Only here and Hebrews 8:6.

What further need (τίς ἔτι χρεία)

Ἔτι after that, assuming that there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood.

Another priest (ἕτερον ἱερέα)

Not merely another, but a different kind of priest. See on Matthew 6:24.

Should rise (ἀνίστασθαι)

In Hebrews only here and Hebrews 7:15, both times in connection with priest.

Hebrews 7:11 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

perfection. [Teleiosis <5050,] completion, or fulfilment of the plan and purpose of God.

Hebrews 7:18,19 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof...

Hebrews 8:7,10-13 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second...

Hebrews 10:1-4 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things...

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Galatians 4:3,9 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world...

Colossians 2:10-17 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power...

what.

Hebrews 7:26-28 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens...

another.

Hebrews 7:15,17,21 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there rises another priest...

See on ch.

Hebrews 5:6,10 As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec...

Hebrews 6:20 Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Cross References
Hebrews 5:6
as he says also in another place, "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:10
for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

Hebrews 7:12
For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well.

Hebrews 7:13
For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar.

Hebrews 7:17
For it is witnessed of him, "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:18
For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness

Hebrews 8:7
For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.

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