Hebrews 8:7
Parallel Verses
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.

Hebrews 8:7 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley'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.

Hebrews 8:7 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Christ 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
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel

Perseverance in Holiness
May the King himself come near and feast his saints to-day! May the Comforter who convinced of sin now come to cheer us with the promise! We noticed concerning the fig tree, that it was confirmed in its barrenness: it had borne no fruit, though it made large professions of doing so, and it was made to abide as it was. Let us consider another form of confirmation: not the curse of continuance in the rooted habit of evil; but the blessing of perseverance in a settled way of grace. May the Lord show
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 35: 1889

The Scriptures Reveal Eternal Life through Jesus Christ
John v. 39--"Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me." Eph. ii. 20--"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets." As in darkness there is need of a lantern without and the light of the eyes within--for neither can we see in darkness without some lamp though we have never so good eyes, nor yet see without eyes, though in never so clear a sunshine--so there is absolute need for the guiding of our feet in the dangerous
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Jesus, the Mediator of the New Covenant
"I give thee for a covenant of the people."--ISA. xlii. 6, xlix. 8. "The Lord shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in."--MAL. iii. 1. "Jesus was made Surety of a better covenant."--HEB. vii. 22. "The Mediator of the Better Covenant, established upon better promises . . . The Mediator of the New Covenant. . . Ye are come to Jesus, the Mediator of the New Covenant."--HEB. viii. 6, ix. 15, xii. 24. WE have here four titles given to our Lord Jesus in
Andrew Murray—The Two Covenants

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:14
"But you are not the only ones with whom I am making this covenant with its curses.

Hebrews 7:11
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?

Jump to Previous
Agreement Attempt Covenant Faultless First Free Good Imperfection Introduce Occasion Possible Second Sought Wrong
Jump to Next
Agreement Attempt Covenant Faultless First Free Good Imperfection Introduce Occasion Possible Second Sought Wrong
Links
Hebrews 8:7 NIV
Hebrews 8:7 NLT
Hebrews 8:7 ESV
Hebrews 8:7 NASB
Hebrews 8:7 KJV

Hebrews 8:7 Bible Apps
Hebrews 8:7 Biblia Paralela
Hebrews 8:7 Chinese Bible
Hebrews 8:7 French Bible
Hebrews 8:7 German Bible

Hebrews 8:7 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Hebrews 8:6
Top of Page
Top of Page