Hebrews 8:7
Good News Translation
If there had been nothing wrong with the first covenant, there would have been no need for a second one.

Contemporary English Version
If the first agreement with God had been all right, there would not have been any need for another one.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if that former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second.

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

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Hebrews 8:6 But now he hath obtained a better ministry, by how much also he is a mediator of a better testament which is established on better promises.

Hebrews 7:11,18 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? . . .

Galatians 3:21 Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.

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The New Covenant
6But now he hath obtained a better ministry, by how much also he is a mediator of a better testament which is established on better promises. 7For if that former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second. 8For, finding fault with them, he saith: Behold the days shall come, saith the Lord: and I will perfect, unto the house of Israel and unto the house of Juda, a new testament:…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:14
Neither with you only do I make this covenant, and confirm these oaths,

Hebrews 7:11
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?

Additional Translations
For if that first covenant had been without fault, no place would have been sought for a second.

For if what was first had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second.

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

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.

For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for the second.

For if that first Covenant had been free from imperfection, there would have been no attempt to introduce another.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.

for if that first were faultless, a place would not have been sought for a second.
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