Hebrews 7:11
Strong's Lexicon
Now
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

if
Εἰ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

perfection
τελείωσις (teleiōsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5050: Completion, fulfillment, perfection. From phusioo; completion, i.e. verification, or absolution.

could have been attained
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

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.

Levitical
Λευιτικῆς (Leuitikēs)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3020: Belonging to the tribe of Levi; Levitical. From Leuites; Levitic, i.e. Relating to the Levites.

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.

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

upon
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[which] basis
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine 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.

people
λαὸς (laos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

received [the] Law ),
νενομοθέτηται (nenomothetētai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3549: From nomothetes; to legislate, i.e. to have enactments injoined, be sanctioned.

why
τίς (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

[was there] still
ἔτι (eti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2089: (a) of time: still, yet, even now, (b) of degree: even, further, more, in addition. Perhaps akin to etos; 'yet, ' still.

need
χρεία (chreia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.

[for] another
ἕτερον (heteron)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

priest
ἱερέα (hierea)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2409: A priest, one who offers sacrifice to a god (in Jewish and pagan religions; of Christians only met.). From hieros; a priest.

to appear—
ἀνίστασθαι (anistasthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle
Strong's Greek 450: To raise up, set up; I rise from among (the) dead; I arise, appear. From ana and histemi; to stand up.

[one]
λέγεσθαι (legesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

in
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative 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.

order
τάξιν (taxin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5010: From tasso; regular arrangement, i.e. fixed succession, official dignity.

of Melchizedek
Μελχισέδεκ (Melchisedek)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3198: Melchizedek, king and priest of Salem. Of Hebrew origin; Melchisedek, a patriarch.

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

not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

in
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative 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.

order
τάξιν (taxin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5010: From tasso; regular arrangement, i.e. fixed succession, official dignity.

of Aaron ?
Ἀαρὼν (Aarōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2: Aaron, son of Amram and Jochebed, brother of Moses. Of Hebrew origin; Aaron, the brother of Moses.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
If then, perfection came through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law ), what further need was there for another priest to appear, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?

New American Standard Bible
Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need [was there] for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?

King James Bible
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law, ) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Parallel Verses
New International Version
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?

New Living Translation
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?

English Standard Version
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?

New American Standard Bible
Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?

King James Bible
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If then, perfection came through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there for another priest to appear, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?

International Standard Version
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—for on this basis the people received the Law—what further need would there be to speak of appointing another kind of priest according to the order of Melchizedek, not one according to the order of Aaron?

NET Bible
So if perfection had in fact been possible through the Levitical priesthood--for on that basis the people received the law--what further need would there have been for another priest to arise, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in Aaron's order?

American Standard Version
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 Melchizedek, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron?

English Revised Version
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 Melchizedek, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron?

Young's Literal Translation
If indeed, then, perfection were through the Levitical priesthood -- for the people under it had received law -- what further need, according to the order of Melchisedek, for another priest to arise, and not to be called according to the order of Aaron?






Cross References
Hebrews 5:6
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 7:10
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

Hebrews 7:12
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Hebrews 7:13
For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

Hebrews 7:17
For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 7:18
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

Hebrews 8:7
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

Hebrews 9:6
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

Hebrews 10:1
For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

Hebrews 1:1
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 7:9
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
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