Hebrews 8:7

“For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if that first Couenant had bene faultles, then should no place haue bene sought for the second.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if that first {covenant} had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if that first `covenant' had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if that first agreement had been as good as possible, there would have been no place for a second.
- Basic English Bible

For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.
- Darby Bible

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for the second.
- Webster's Bible

For if that first Covenant had been free from imperfection, there would have been no attempt to introduce another.
- Weymouth Bible

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
- World English Bible

For if the ilke firste hadde lackid blame, the place of the secounde schulde not haue be souyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if that first were faultless, a place would not have been sought for a second.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 8:7


8:7 For if the first had been faultless - If that dispensation had answered all God's designs and man's wants, if it had not been weak and unprofitable unable to make anything perfect, no place would have been for a second.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 8:7


Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant. The covenant of Sinai, the Law of Moses, the Old Testament. Had been faultless. It was faulty and could not make men perfect. See PNT "Heb 7:18".

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