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 7:12

  • Theodore A. Jones for verse 12
    The law was changed by adding the word repent to it to establish the small narrow gate. The murder of Jesus Christ became a unilaterally accountable sin. His crucifixion is not the direct benefit of him having died in your place.

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