Hebrews 7:11
Good News Translation
It was on the basis of the levitical priesthood that the Law was given to the people of Israel. Now, if the work of the levitical priests had been perfect, there would have been no need for a different kind of priest to appear, one who is in the priestly order of Melchizedek, not of Aaron.

Contemporary English Version
Even though the Law of Moses says the priests must be descendants of Levi, those priests cannot make anyone perfect. So there needs to be a priest like Melchizedek, rather than one from the priestly family of Aaron.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech: and not be called according to the order of Aaron?

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If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech: and not be called according to the order of Aaron?

perfection.

Hebrews 7:18,19 There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof: . . .

Hebrews 8:7,10-13 For if that former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second. . . .

Hebrews 10:1-4 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things, by the selfsame sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto perfect. . . .

Galatians 2:21 I cast not away the grace of God. For if justice be by the law, then Christ died in vain.

Galatians 4:3,9 So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world. . . .

Colossians 2:10-17 And you are filled in him, who is the head of all principality and power. . . .

what.

Hebrews 7:26-28 For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens: . . .

another.

Hebrews 7:15,17,21 And it is yet far more evident: if according to the similitude of Melchisedech there ariseth another priest, . . .

See on ch.

Hebrews 5:6,10 As he saith also in another place: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech. . . .

Hebrews 6:20 Where the forerunner Jesus is entered for us, made a high priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.

Context
A Superior Priesthood
10For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedech met him. 11If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech: and not be called according to the order of Aaron? 12For the priesthood being translated, it is necessary that a translation also be made of the law,…
Cross References
Hebrews 5:6
As he saith also in another place: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech.

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

Hebrews 7:12
For the priesthood being translated, it is necessary that a translation also be made of the law,

Hebrews 7:13
For he of whom these things are spoken is of another tribe, of which no one attended on the altar.

Hebrews 7:17
For he testifieth: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.

Hebrews 7:18
There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof:

Hebrews 8:7
For if that former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second.

Hebrews 9:6
Now these things being thus ordered, into the first tabernacle, the priests indeed always entered, accomplishing the offices of sacrifices.

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

Additional Translations
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?

Then indeed, if perfection were by the Levitical priesthood (for upon it the people had received the Law) what need was there still for another priest to arise, according to the order of Melchizedek, and not to be named according to the order of Aaron?

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?

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?

If indeed then perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, for the people had their law given to them in connexion with it, what need [was there] still that a different priest should arise according to the order of Melchisedec, and not be named after the order of Aaron?

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?

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?

Now if the crowning blessing was attainable by means of the Levitical priesthood--for as resting on this foundation the people received the Law, to which they are still subject-- what further need was there for a Priest of a different kind to be raised up belonging to the order of Melchizedek instead of being said to belong to the order of Aaron?

Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people have received the law), what further need was there for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

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?
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