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?
For there is truly an annulling of the command going before by its weakness and unprofitableness.
For if that first was faultless, then place was not to be sought for the second.
For the law having a shadow of good things about to be, not the same image of the things, with these sacrifices which they bring in yearly in continuance never can render perfect them coming thereto.
I put not away the grace of God for if justice through the law, Christ died in vain.
So also we, when we were children, were subjugated under the world's elements:
And ye are completed in him, who is the head of all beginning and power:
For such a chief priest became us, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and being higher than the heavens;
And it is yet more abundantly manifest: that according to the resemblance of Melchisedec has another priest risen,
And also in another he says, Thou a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedec.
Where the forerunner, Jesus, went in for us, according to the order of Melchisedec, being a high priest forever.
And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered and die there.