New Living Translation
If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second covenant to replace it.
King James Bible
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
Darby Bible Translation
For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.
World English Bible
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
Young's Literal Translation
for if that first were faultless, a place would not have been sought for a second.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:7 For if the first had been faultless - If that dispensation had answered all God's designs and man's wants, if it had not been weak and unprofitable unable to make anything perfect, no place would have been for a second.
LibraryChrist Our High Priest.
"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 Melchisedec, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung …
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"But you are not the only ones with whom I am making this covenant with its curses.
So if the priesthood of Levi, on which the law was based, could have achieved the perfection God intended, why did God need to establish a different priesthood, with a priest in the order of Melchizedek instead of the order of Levi and Aaron?
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