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Hebrews 7:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For, the priesthood being changed, there takes place of necessity a change of law also.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, seeing there is to be a change of the priesthood, of necessity, of law too, a change cometh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for the priesthood being changed, of necessity also, of the law a change doth come,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the priesthood being translated, it is necessary that a translation also be made of the law,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the Priesthood being chaunged, there is made of necessitie a change also of the Law.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But as a change hath been made in the priesthood, so is there also a change made in the law.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But as there is a change in the priesthood, so also is there a change in the law.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
priesthood 2420
{2420} Prime
From G2413; sacredness, that is, (by implication) the priestly office.
being changed, 3346
{3346} Prime
From G3326 and G5087; to transfer, that is, (literally) transport, (by implication) exchange, (reflexively) change sides, or (figuratively) pervert.
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
there is made 1096
{1096} Prime
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
of 1537
{1537} Prime
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
necessity 318
{0318} Prime
From G0303 and the base of G0043; constraint (literally or figuratively); by implication distress.
a change 3331
{3331} Prime
From G3346; transposition, that is, transferral (to heaven), disestablishment (of a law).
also 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
of the law. 3551
{3551} Prime
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 7:12

_ _ For — the reason why Paul presses the words “after the order of Melchisedec” in Psalms 110:4, namely, because these presuppose a change or transference of the priesthood, and this carries with it a change also of the law (which is inseparably bound up with the priesthood, both stand and fall together, Hebrews 7:11). This is his answer to those who might object, What need was there of a new covenant?

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 7:11-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 7:12

For — One of these cannot be changed without the other.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 7:12

(6) For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the (e) law.

(6) He shows how by the institution of the new priesthood, not only the imperfection of the priesthood of Levi was declared, but also that it was changed for this: for these two cannot stand together, because the first appointment of the tribe of Levi shut out the tribe of Judah and made it inferior to Levi: and this latter passage places the priesthood in the tribe of Judah.

(e) Of the institution of Aaron.

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a change:

Isaiah 66:21 And I will also take of them for priests [and] for Levites, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 31:31-34 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: ... And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Ezekiel 16:61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant.
Acts 6:13-14 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law: ... For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.
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Is 66:21. Jr 31:31. Ezk 16:61. Ac 6:13.

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