Hebrews 8:4
Good News Translation
If he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer the gifts required by the Jewish Law.

Contemporary English Version
If he were here on earth, he would not be a priest at all, because here the Law appoints other priests to offer sacrifices.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest: seeing that there would be others to offer gifts according to the law.

New American Bible
If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest, since there are those who offer gifts according to the law.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest: seeing that there would be others to offer gifts according to the law.

he should.

Hebrews 7:11-15 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? . . .

Numbers 16:40 That the children of Israel might have for the time to come wherewith they should be admonished, that no stranger or any one that is not of the seed of Aaron should come near to offer incense to the Lord, lest he should suffer as Core suffered, and all his congregation, according as the Lord spoke to Moses.

Numbers 17:12,13 And the children of Israel said to Moses: Behold we are consumed, we all perish. . . .

Numbers 18:5 Watch ye in the charge of the sanctuary, and in the ministry of the altar: lest indignation rise upon the children of Israel.

2 Chronicles 26:18,19 Withstood the king and said: It doth not belong to thee, Ozias, to burn incense to the Lord, but to the priests, that is, to the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated for this ministry: go out of the sanctuary, do not despise: for this thing shall not be accounted to thy glory by the Lord God. . . .

there are priests.

See.

Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice exceeding that of Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was just, God giving testimony to his gifts. And by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Context
Christ's Eternal Priesthood
3For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that he also should have some thing to offer. 4If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest: seeing that there would be others to offer gifts according to the law. 5Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things. As it was answered to Moses, when he was to finish the tabernacle: See (saith he) that thou make all things according to the pattern which was shewn thee on the mount.…
Cross References
Hebrews 5:1
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins:

Hebrews 7:27
Who needeth not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, in offering himself.

Hebrews 8:3
For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that he also should have some thing to offer.

Hebrews 9:9
Which is a parable of the time present: according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, as to the conscience, make him perfect that serveth, only in meats and in drinks,

Hebrews 10:11
And every priest indeed standeth daily ministering and often offering the same sacrifices which can never take away sins.

Additional Translations
Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are already priests who offer gifts according to the law.

Then certainly if He were on earth, not even would He be a priest, there being those offering the gifts according to Law,

For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are those who offer the gifts according to the law;

If then indeed he were upon earth, he would not even be a priest, there being those who offer the gifts according to the law,

Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are those who offer the gifts according to the law;

For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest, seeing there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

If then He were still on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since here there are already those who present the offerings in obedience to the Law,

For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law;

for if, indeed, he were upon earth, he would not be a priest -- (there being the priests who are offering according to the law, the gifts,
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