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

  • Steve morrow
    Hebrews 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 Melchizedek and not be called after the order of Aaron 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is of necessity a change also of the law
  • A disciple
    Jimmy; He that denies Jesus Christ having come in flesh is Antichrist. But the whole testimony of the Scriptures is that the Anointed would come in flesh, born of a woman, to save the world and undo the works of the devil. Your hostility is nothing new; it started with Cain, and spread over the whole earth because of Nimrod, and is the root of the fierceness and rage of the heathen against Christ!
  • Jimmy a disciple of Jesus
    sorry "a disciple" you are wrong..plainly vs 3 says he didnt have a mother or father without beginning or end...just cause our peanut of a brain cant fathom it doesnt mean to make up things just to ease our thinking or to fit our religion!!!
  • A disciple
    Bet; "Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God.." Melchizedek naturally DID have a father and mother; but with regard to the recorded genealogies of the Nations, he appears as though not from any of them. In this was he made a type of Jesus the Son of God the Anointed. I hope that answers your question.
  • Bet
    How can Paul equate Melchisedec to Jesus, who is God on earth among us????
  • Bruce
    Ron: And The Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us: John 1:14

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