Hebrews 7:12
New International Version
For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.

New Living Translation
And if the priesthood is changed, the law must also be changed to permit it.

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

Berean Study Bible
For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed as well.

Berean Literal Bible
For of the priesthood being changed, from necessity a change of Law also takes place.

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

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

New American Standard Bible
For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.

NASB 1995
For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.

NASB 1977
For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.

Amplified Bible
For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is of necessity a change of the law [concerning the priesthood] as well.

Christian Standard Bible
For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must be a change of law as well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must be a change of law as well.

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

Contemporary English Version
And when the rules for selecting a priest are changed, the Law must also be changed.

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.

Good News Translation
For when the priesthood is changed, there also has to be a change in the law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a different kind of priesthood is established, the regulations for those priests are different.

International Standard Version
When a change in the priesthood takes place, there must also be a change in the Law.

Literal Standard Version
For the priesthood being changed, of necessity also, a change comes of the Law,

NET Bible
For when the priesthood changes, a change in the law must come as well.

New Heart English Bible
For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also in the law.

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

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,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
A Superior Priesthood
11Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on this basis the people received the law), why was there still need for another priest to appear—one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron? 12For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed as well. 13He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar.…

Cross References
Hebrews 7:11
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on this basis the people received the law), why was there still need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:13
He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar.

Hebrews 9:10
They consist only in food and drink and special washings--external regulations imposed until the time of reform.


Treasury of Scripture

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

a change.

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

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

Ezekiel 16:61
Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant.









(12) This verse connects itself with the parenthesis in Hebrews 7:11. "For if the priesthood is changed there takes place also of necessity a change of law." It is no light matter to speak of the order of Aaron as set aside: this carries with it a change of law.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
For [when]
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

priesthood
ἱερωσύνης (hierōsynēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2420: The abstract notion of the priestly office. From hieros; sacredness, i.e. the priestly office.

is changed,
μετατιθεμένης (metatithemenēs)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3346: From meta and tithemi; to transfer, i.e. transport, exchange, change sides, or pervert.

[the] Law
νόμου (nomou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

must
ἀνάγκης (anankēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 318: From ana and the base of agkale; constraint; by implication, distress.

be changed
μετάθεσις (metathesis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3331: (a) change, transformation, (b) removal. From metatithemi; transposition, i.e. Transferral, disestablishment.

as well.
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.


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