Hebrews 7:19
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English Standard Version
(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

King James Bible
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

American Standard Version
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw nigh unto God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
(For the law brought nothing to perfection,) but a bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh to God.

English Revised Version
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw nigh unto God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the law made nothing perfect, but the introduction of a better hope did; by which we draw nigh to God.

Weymouth New Testament
for the Law brought no perfect blessing--but on the other hand we have the bringing in of a new and better hope by means of which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 7:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

For the law made nothing perfect (οὐδὲν γὰρ ἐτελείωσεν ὁ νόμος)

Parenthetical. The A.V. overlooks the parenthesis, ignores the connection of bringing in with disannulling, translates δὲ but instead of and, and supplies did; thus making an opposition between the law which made nothing perfect and the bringing in of a better hope, which did make something perfect. What the writer means to say is that, according to the Psalm, there takes place, on the one hand, a disannulling of the preliminary commandment because it was weak and unprofitable, unable to perfect anything, and on the other hand, the introduction of a better hope.

The bringing in of a better hope (ἐπεισαγωγὴ κρείττονος ἐλπίδος)

ΕπεισαγωγὴN.T.o, olxx, is "a bringing in upon" (ἐπὶ), upon the ground formerly occupied by the commandment. So Rev., correctly, "a bringing in thereupon." For κπείττων better, see on Hebrews 1:4. The comparison is not between the hope conveyed by the commandment, and the better hope introduced by the gospel, but between the commandment which was characteristic of the law (Ephesians 2:15) and the hope which characterized the gospel (Romans 5:2-5; Romans 8:24).

By the which we draw nigh to God (δι' ἧς ἐγγίζομεν τῷ θεῷ)

Giving the reason why the hope is better. Christianity is the religion of good hope because by it men first enter into intimate fellowship with God. The old priesthood could not effect this.

Hebrews 7:19 Parallel Commentaries

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the law. See on ver.

Hebrews 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood...

Hebrews 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices...

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Romans 3:20,21 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin...

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ...

made. [Ouden eteleiosen,] completed nothing; it was the introduction, but not the completion.

the bringing in. or, it was the bringing in.

Galatians 3:24 Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

a better.

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Hebrews 8:6 But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant...

Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you...

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

we.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus...

Psalm 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Ephesians 2:13-18 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ...

Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Cross References
Lamentations 3:57
You came near when I called on you; you said, 'Do not fear!'

Acts 13:39
and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

Romans 3:20
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Romans 7:7
What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, "You shall not covet."

Galatians 2:16
yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Galatians 3:21
Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law.

Hebrews 3:6
but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

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