Hebrews 8:7
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New International Version
For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.

New Living Translation
If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second covenant to replace it.

English Standard Version
For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.

Berean Study Bible
For if that first covenant had been without fault, no place would have been sought for a second.

Berean Literal Bible
For if what was first had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second.

New American Standard Bible
For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.

King James Bible
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one.

International Standard Version
If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need to look for a second one,

NET Bible
For if that first covenant had been faultless, no one would have looked for a second one.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if the first one had been without fault, then there would have been no place for this second one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If nothing had been wrong with the first promise, no one would look for another one.

New American Standard 1977
For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place should have been sought for the second.

King James 2000 Bible
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

American King James Version
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

American Standard Version
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if that former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second.

Darby Bible Translation
For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.

English Revised Version
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for the second.

Weymouth New Testament
For if that first Covenant had been free from imperfection, there would have been no attempt to introduce another.

World English Bible
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.

Young's Literal Translation
for if that first were faultless, a place would not have been sought for a second.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:7-13 The superior excellence of the priesthood of Christ, above that of Aaron, is shown from that covenant of grace, of which Christ was Mediator. The law not only made all subject to it, liable to be condemned for the guilt of sin, but also was unable to remove that guilt, and clear the conscience from the sense and terror of it. Whereas, by the blood of Christ, a full remission of sins was provided, so that God would remember them no more. God once wrote his laws to his people, now he will write his laws in them; he will give them understanding to know and to believe his laws; he will give them memories to retain them; he will give them hearts to love them, courage to profess them, and power to put them in practice. This is the foundation of the covenant; and when this is laid, duty will be done wisely, sincerely, readily, easily, resolutely, constantly, and with comfort. A plentiful outpouring of the Spirit of God will make the ministration of the gospel so effectual, that there shall be a mighty increase and spreading of Christian knowledge in persons of all sorts. Oh that this promise might be fulfilled in our days, that the hand of God may be with his ministers so that great numbers may believe, and be turned to the Lord! The pardon of sin will always be found to accompany the true knowledge of God. Notice the freeness of this pardon; its fulness; its fixedness. This pardoning mercy is connected with all other spiritual mercies: unpardoned sin hinders mercy, and pulls down judgments; but the pardon of sin prevents judgment, and opens a wide door to all spiritual blessings. Let us search whether we are taught by the Holy Spirit to know Christ, so as uprightly to love, fear, trust, and obey him. All worldly vanities, outward privileges, or mere notions of religion, will soon vanish away, and leave those who trust in them miserable for ever.
Study Bible
The New Covenant
6Now, however, Jesus has received a far superior ministry, just as the covenant He mediates is superior and is founded on better promises. 7For if that first covenant had been without fault, no place would have been sought for a second. 8But when God found fault with the people, He said: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:14
"Now not with you alone am I making this covenant and this oath,

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?
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