Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 the order of Aaron?
On the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness
For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no place sought for a second.
For since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices which are continually offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near.
I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died for nothing."
So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the elemental things of the world.
and you have been made complete in him, who is the head over all rule and authority.
For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
This becomes even more evident if another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek,
as he says also in another place, "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."
where Jesus has entered as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.