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

King James Bible
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

American Standard Version
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the priesthood being translated, it is necessary that a translation also be made of the law.

English Revised Version
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Weymouth New Testament
For when the priesthood changes, a change of Law also of necessity takes place.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Being changed (μετατιθεμένης)

Or transferred to another order. See on Galatians 1:6.

A change (μετάθεσις)

A transfer to a new basis. Only in Hebrews. See Hebrews 11:5; Hebrews 12:27. The inferiority of the Levitical priesthood is inferred from the fact that another priesthood was promised. If perfection was possible at all under the Mosaic economy, it must come through the Levitical priesthood, since that priesthood was, in a sense, the basis of the law. The whole legal system centered in it. The fundamental idea of the law was that of a people united with God. Sin, the obstacle to this ideal union, was dealt with through the priesthood. If the law failed to effect complete fellowship with God, the priesthood was shown to be a failure, and must be abolished; and the change of the priesthood involved the abolition of the entire legal system.

Hebrews 7:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a change.

Isaiah 66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah...

Ezekiel 16:61 Then you shall remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shall receive your sisters, your elder and your younger...

Acts 6:13,14 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law...

Cross References
Hebrews 7:11
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?

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 9:10
but deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation.

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