New International Version
For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.
King James Bible
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
Darby Bible Translation
For, the priesthood being changed, there takes place of necessity a change of law also.
World English Bible
For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also in the law.
Young's Literal Translation
for the priesthood being changed, of necessity also, of the law a change doth come,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The priesthood being changed - That is, The order of Aaron being now abrogated, to make way for that which had preceded it, the order of Melchisedec.
There is made of necessity a change also of the law - The very essence of the Levitical law consisting in its sacrificial offerings; and as these could not confer perfection, could not reconcile God to man, purify the unholy heart, nor open the kingdom of heaven to the souls of men, consequently it must be abolished, according to the order of God himself; for he said, Sacrifice and offering, and burnt-offering, and sacrifice for sin, he would not; see Psalm 40:6, Psalm 40:7, compared with Hebrews 10:5-10, and with Psalm 110:4, where it is evident God designed to change both the law and the priesthood, and to introduce Jesus as the only Priest and Sacrifice, and to substitute the Gospel system for that of the Levitical institutions. The priesthood, therefore, being changed, Jesus coming in the place of Aaron, the law of ordinances and ceremonies, which served only to point out the Messiah, must of necessity be changed also.
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If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood--and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood--why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?
He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.
They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings--external regulations applying until the time of the new order.
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