Hebrews 7:18
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New International Version
The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless

New Living Translation
Yes, the old requirement about the priesthood was set aside because it was weak and useless.

English Standard Version
For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness

Berean Study Bible
So the former commandment is set aside because it was weak and useless

Berean Literal Bible
For indeed, there is a putting away of the preceding commandment, because of its weakness and uselessness

New American Standard Bible
For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness

King James Bible
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the previous command is annulled because it was weak and unprofitable

International Standard Version
Indeed, because it was weak and ineffective, the former commandment has been annulled,

NET Bible
On the one hand a former command is set aside because it is weak and useless,

New Heart English Bible
For there is an annulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and uselessness

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there was a change in the first testament because of its impotence, and there was no benefit in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The former requirements are rejected because they are weak and useless.

New American Standard 1977
For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness

Jubilee Bible 2000
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness of it;

King James 2000 Bible
For there is verily an annulment of the previous commandment because of the weakness and uselessness thereof.

American King James Version
For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

American Standard Version
For there is a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof:

Darby Bible Translation
For there is a setting aside of the commandment going before for its weakness and unprofitableness,

English Revised Version
For there is a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness

Webster's Bible Translation
For there is verily a disannulling of the preceding commandment on account of its weakness and unprofitableness.

Weymouth New Testament
On the one hand we have here the abrogation of an earlier code because it was weak and ineffective--

World English Bible
For there is an annulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and uselessness

Young's Literal Translation
for a disannulling indeed doth come of the command going before because of its weakness, and unprofitableness,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:11-25 The priesthood and law by which perfection could not come, are done away; a Priest is risen, and a dispensation now set up, by which true believers may be made perfect. That there is such a change is plain. The law which made the Levitical priesthood, showed that the priests were frail, dying creatures, not able to save their own lives, much less could they save the souls of those who came to them. But the High Priest of our profession holds his office by the power of endless life in himself; not only to keep himself alive, but to give spiritual and eternal life to all who rely upon his sacrifice and intercession. The better covenant, of which Jesus was the Surety, is not here contrasted with the covenant of works, by which every transgressor is shut up under the curse. It is distinguished from the Sinai covenant with Israel, and the legal dispensation under which the church so long remained. The better covenant brought the church and every believer into clearer light, more perfect liberty, and more abundant privileges. In the order of Aaron there was a multitude of priests, of high priests one after another; but in the priesthood of Christ there is only one and the same. This is the believer's safety and happiness, that this everlasting High Priest is able to save to the uttermost, in all times, in all cases. Surely then it becomes us to desire a spirituality and holiness, as much beyond those of the Old Testament believers, as our advantages exceed theirs.
Study Bible
A Superior Priesthood
17For it is testified: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” 18So the former commandment is set aside because it was weak and useless 19(for the Law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.…
Cross References
Romans 8:3
For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh,

Galatians 3:21
Is the Law, then, opposed to the promises of God? Not at all! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come from the Law.

Hebrews 7:11
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (upon which basis the people received the Law), why was there still a need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?
Treasury of Scripture

For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

a disannulling.

Hebrews 7:11,12 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood…

Hebrews 8:7-13 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place …

Hebrews 10:1-9 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very …

Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yes, we establish …

Galatians 3:15,17 Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's …

the weakness.

Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better …

Hebrews 8:7,8 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place …

Hebrews 9:9,10 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered …

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

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is …

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which …

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

Galatians 4:9,21 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, …

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …

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