Hebrews 7:19
New International Version
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

New Living Translation
For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

English Standard Version
(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Berean Study Bible
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

Berean Literal Bible
(for the Law perfected nothing), and the introduction of a better hope, by which we draw near to God.

King James Bible
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

New King James Version
for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

New American Standard Bible
(for the Law made nothing perfect); on the other hand, there is the introduction of a better hope, through which we come near to God.

NASB 1995
(for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

NASB 1977
(for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

Amplified Bible
(for the Law never made anything perfect); while on the other hand a better hope is introduced through which we now continually draw near to God.

Christian Standard Bible
(for the law perfected nothing), but a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
(for the law perfected nothing), but a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

American Standard Version
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw nigh unto God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For The Written Law perfects nothing, but hope, which is greater than it, entered in its place, by which we approach God.

Contemporary English Version
because the Law cannot make anything perfect. At the same time, we are given a much better hope, and it can bring us close to God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
(For the law brought nothing to perfection,) but a bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh to God.

English Revised Version
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw nigh unto God.

Good News Translation
For the Law of Moses could not make anything perfect. And now a better hope has been provided through which we come near to God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses' Teachings couldn't accomplish everything that God required. But we have something else that gives us greater confidence and allows us to approach God.

International Standard Version
since the Law made nothing perfect, and a better hope is presented, by which we approach God.

Literal Standard Version
(for nothing did the Law perfect), and the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

NET Bible
for the law made nothing perfect. On the other hand a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

New Heart English Bible
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

Weymouth New Testament
for the Law brought no perfect blessing--but on the other hand we have the bringing in of a new and better hope by means of which we draw near to God.

World English Bible
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

Young's Literal Translation
(for nothing did the law perfect) and the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw nigh to God.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Superior Priesthood
18So the former commandment is set aside because it was weak and useless 19(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. 20And none of this happened without an oath. For others became priests without an oath,…

Cross References
Lamentations 3:57
You drew near when I called on You; You said, "Do not be afraid."

Acts 13:39
Through Him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses.

Romans 3:20
Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the law. For the law merely brings awareness of sin.

Romans 7:7
What then shall we say? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed, I would not have been mindful of sin if not for the law. For I would not have been aware of coveting if the law had not said, "Do not covet."

Galatians 2:16
know that a man is not justified by works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Galatians 3:21
Is the law, then, opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come from the law.

Hebrews 3:6
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 6:18
Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be strongly encouraged.

Hebrews 7:20
And none of this happened without an oath. For others became priests without an oath,

Hebrews 7:25
Therefore He is able to save completely those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

Hebrews 9:9
It is an illustration for the present time, because the gifts and sacrifices being offered were unable to cleanse the conscience of the worshiper.

Hebrews 10:1
For the law is only a shadow of the good things to come, not the realities themselves. It can never, by the same sacrifices offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.

Hebrews 10:22
let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

James 4:8
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.


Treasury of Scripture

For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw near to God.

the law.

Hebrews 7:11
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?

Hebrews 9:9
Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

Acts 13:39
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

made.

the bringing in.

Galatians 3:24
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

a better.

Hebrews 6:18
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Hebrews 8:6
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Hebrews 11:40
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

we.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 10:19-22
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, …

Psalm 73:28
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law
νόμος (nomos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

made nothing perfect
ἐτελείωσεν (eteleiōsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5048: From teleios; to complete, i.e. accomplish, or consummate.

),
οὐδὲν (ouden)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

a better
κρείττονος (kreittonos)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's 2909: Stronger, more excellent. Comparative of a derivative of kratos; stronger, i.e. better, i.e. Nobler.

hope
ἐλπίδος (elpidos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

[is] introduced,
ἐπεισαγωγὴ (epeisagōgē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1898: Bringing in (besides or in addition), introduction, importation. From a compound of epi and eisago; a superintroduction.

by
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

which
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

we draw near
ἐγγίζομεν (engizomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1448: Trans: I bring near; intrans: I come near, approach. From eggus; to make near, i.e. approach.

to God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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