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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did: by the which wee draw nigh vnto God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

(for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw nigh unto God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

(Because the law made nothing complete), and in its place there is a better hope, through which we come near to God.
- Basic English Bible

(for the law perfected nothing,) and the introduction of a better hope by which we draw nigh to God.
- Darby Bible

For the law made nothing perfect, but the introduction of a better hope did; by which we draw nigh to God.
- Webster's Bible

for the Law brought no perfect blessing--but on the other hand we have the bringing in of a new and better hope by means of which we draw near to God.
- Weymouth Bible

(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
- World English Bible

For whi the lawe brouyt no thing to perfeccioun, but there is a bringing in of a betere hope, bi which we neiyen to God.
- Wycliffe Bible

(for nothing did the law perfect) and the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw nigh to God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:19


7:19 For the law - Taken by itself, separate from the gospel. Made nothing perfect - Could not perfect its votaries, either in faith or love, in happiness or holiness. But the bringing in of a better hope - Of the gospel dispensation, which gives us a better ground of confidence, does. By which we draw nigh to God - Yea, so nigh as to be one spirit with him. And this is true perfection.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:19


Heb 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect. The law was only a preparatory arrangement. It did not fit men for eternal life. But the bringing in of a better hope. "A bringing in thereupon of a better hope" (Revised Version). The idea is: The law was disannulled and a "better hope" brought in, that of the gospel, "by which we draw nigh unto God".

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