Hebrews 7:12

“For the Priesthood being chaunged, there is made of necessitie a change also of the Law.”

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Other Translations

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
- King James Version

For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because if the priests are changed, it is necessary to make a change in the law.
- Basic English Bible

For, the priesthood being changed, there takes place of necessity a change of law also.
- Darby Bible

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
- Webster's Bible

For when the priesthood changes, a change of Law also of necessity takes place.
- Weymouth Bible

For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also in the law.
- World English Bible

For whi whanne the preesthod is translatid, it is nede that also translacioun of the lawe be maad.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the priesthood being changed, of necessity also, of the law a change doth come,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:12


7:12 For - One of these cannot be changed without the other.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:12


Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed. The law as given "under the Levitical priesthood" (Heb 7:11), and was all grouped around the priesthood as its very center. There is made of necessity a change also of the law. Of course, if the priesthood was changed, the law of the old priesthood, the law of Moses, must go with it, and give place to a new law.

Discussion for Hebrews 7

  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    It is not for the wicked who walk after the flesh to understand. But now, it pleases my Holy Father for me to glory in the knowledge given me by the Spirit of Christ. For it is written, But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.
  • Steve
    Who can understand the mechanics of the Supreme Being. Noone! We don't even fully understand the mechanics of being alive in a body which has a end, but the Spirit which enlivens us doesn't. Melchidec appeared out of nowhere to Abraham as an emissary and is never heard from again. You say he was Jesus walking the earth on a recon mission. I say that Jesus was born of woman, Melchisidec wasn't
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:24 BUT THIS MAN BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER HATH AN --- UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD --- 7:25 -- WHEREFORE --HE-- IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME TO GOD --BY HIM-- SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM *** HEBREWS 9:16 FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS THERE --MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY-- BE THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR ***
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law ROMANS 8:2 for the law of the spirit of life in CHRIST JESUS hath made me free from the law of sin and death EPHESIANS 4:24 and that you put on the new man which after GOD is created in righteousness and true holiness
  • Steve morrow
    *** HEBREWS 7:22 BY SO MUCH WAS JESUS MADE A SURETY OF A BETTER TESTAMENT ***
  • Dewey J
    Bet, because Melchizedek is a type of Christ comparing the Levitical law or mt. Sinai law which was given by God to Moses in contrast to the N.Testament law grace and truth by Christ Jo:1:17 Henry's commentary of this chapter indicate he was a priest and a king just like Jesus. He had no parents...mostly referring to no documentation of his human history. I don't see enough to say Christophany.

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