Hebrews 8:4
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English Standard Version
Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law.

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

American Standard Version
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;

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,

English Revised Version
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;

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

Weymouth New Testament
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,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Rend. "Now if he were on earth he would not be a priest at all, seeing that there are those who offer the gifts according to the law." Christ could not be a priest on earth, because there is an order of priests already established by law; and as Christ was not of the tribe of Levi (Hebrews 7:13, Hebrews 7:14) he could have nothing in common with them.

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he should.

Hebrews 7:11-15 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood...

Numbers 16:40 To be a memorial to the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron...

Numbers 17:12,13 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish...

Numbers 18:5 And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more on the children of Israel.

2 Chronicles 26:18,19 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said to him, It appertains not to you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD...

there are priests. or, they are priests. gifts. [Doron,] gifts, or offerings, comprehended propitiatory sacrifices as well as freewill-offerings.

See.

Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous...

Cross References
Hebrews 5:1
For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Hebrews 7:27
He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.

Hebrews 8:3
For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer.

Hebrews 9:9
(which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,

Hebrews 10:11
And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

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