Hebrews 7:12

“For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Priesthood being chaunged, there is made of necessitie a change also of the Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • A disciple
    Dear Frank; What the Apostle is explaining to us is about the eternal existence of the Lord Jesus; in how Melchizedek (of whom there is no record in Scripture about his lineage) was taken as a type of Christ. The term, "..men that die receive tithes," simply refers to the mortality, and therefore the weakness of the Aaronic priesthood because the priests did not live for ever.
  • Frank Hogan nz
    " and here men that die receive tithes " verse 8 Can someone explain this to me, paying tithes to someone who is dead !!!
  • Delores campbell
    Love it for my Bible study and Sunday School!needs more questions to ask o each chapter! Blessings!
  • Edna
    according to romans we are neither jew or gentile we are one. there is only one high priest Jesus He is the new will.yes Jesus death brought in a new coventent because of man fail to keep the first. and yes Hebrews is for us today Praise God Almighty for the Grace Jesus brought a better promise. We We are is new Born of His spirte Forgiven once and for all
  • Steve morrow
    HEB 7:11 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 AARON 7:12 FOR THE PRIESTHOOD BEING CHANGED THERE IS MADE OF NECESSITY A CHANGE ALSO OF THE LAW 7:24 BUT THIS MAN BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD
  • Deborah Kay Pierce
    Thank you for the blood that speaks better things and for the opportunity to just be blessed

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