New Living Translation
And if the priesthood is changed, the law must also be changed to permit it.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:12 For - One of these cannot be changed without the other.
LibraryChrist Our High Priest.
"Now, if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung …
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
The Great High Priest
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So if the priesthood of Levi, on which the law was based, could have achieved the perfection God intended, why did God need to establish a different priesthood, with a priest in the order of Melchizedek instead of the order of Levi and Aaron?
For the priest we are talking about belongs to a different tribe, whose members have never served at the altar as priests.
For that old system deals only with food and drink and various cleansing ceremonies--physical regulations that were in effect only until a better system could be established.
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