Hebrews 7:18 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
For there is a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness
King James Version (KJV 1769)
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
For there is verily a disannulling of the preceding commandment on account of its weakness and unprofitableness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
For there is a setting aside of the commandment going before for its weakness and unprofitableness,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
For, a setting aside, doth, indeed, take place, of a foregoing commandment, by reason of its own weakness and unprofitableness,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
for a disannulling indeed doth come of the command going before because of its weakness, and unprofitableness,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
For there is verily a disanulling of the commandement going before, for the weakenesse and vnprofitablenesse thereof.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
BUT the change which was made in the first institution was on account of its powerlessness, and because profit was not in it.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
And the change which was made in the first statute, was on account of its impotency, and because their was no utility in it.
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason
(used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
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.).
Tense - Present (See G5774
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790
Mood - Indicative (See G5791
Count - 618
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation
); usually followed by a contrasted
clause with G1161
one, the former
(literally or figuratively).
of the commandment
, that is, an authoritative prescription
; to lead forward
(magisterially); intransitively to precede
(in place or time [participle previous
Tense - Present (See G5774
Voice - Active (See G5784
Mood - Participle (See G5796
Count - 2549
A primary preposition denoting the channel
of an act; through
(in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
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).
(as a negative particle) and the base of G4599
(in various applications, literally, or figuratively and morally).
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative
and sometimes also a cumulative
, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
(as a negative particle) and the base of G5624
or (neuter) inutility
From the particle αὖ
[[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109
through the idea of a baffling
); the reflexive pronoun self
, used (alone or in the compound of G1438
) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
_ _ there is Greek, “there takes place,” according to Psalms 110:4.
_ _ disannuling a repealing.
_ _ of the commandment ordaining the Levitical priesthood. And, as the Levitical priesthood and the law are inseparably joined, since the former is repealed, the latter is so also (see on Hebrews 7:11).
_ _ going before the legal ordinance introducing and giving place to the Christian, the antitypical and permanent end of the former.
_ _ weakness and unprofitableness The opposite of “power” (Hebrews 7:16).
For there is implied in this new and everlasting priesthood, and in the new dispensation connected therewith, a disannulling of the preceding commandment An abrogation of the Mosaic law. For the weakness and unprofitableness thereof For its insufficiency either to justify or to sanctify.
(9) For there is verily a disannulling of the (h) commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
(9) Again, that no man object that the last priesthood was added to make a perfect one by joining them both together, he proves that the first was made void by the later as unprofitable, by the nature of them both. For how could those material and transitory things sanctify us, either by themselves, or by being joined with another?
(h) The ceremonial law.
- a disannulling:
Hebrews 7:11-12 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? ... For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
Hebrews 8:7-13 For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. ... In that he saith, A new [covenant], he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old [is] ready to vanish away.
Hebrews 10:1-9 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. ... Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Galatians 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though [it be] but a man's covenant, yet [if it be] confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
Galatians 3:17 And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
- the weakness:
Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did]; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
Hebrews 8:7-8 For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. ... For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Hebrews 9:9-10 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; ... [Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] until the time of reformation.
Hebrews 10:1-4 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. ... For [it is] not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For [it is] a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
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.
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Galatians 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
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