Parallel Verses

Amplified

For the Law never made anything perfect -- "but instead a better hope is introduced through which we [now] come close to God.

New American Standard Bible

(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.

King James Version

For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

Holman Bible

(for the law perfected nothing), but a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

International Standard Version

since the Law made nothing perfect, and a better hope is presented, by which we approach God.

A Conservative Version

(for the law made nothing fully perfect), and an introduction of a better hope, through which we approach God.

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

(since the law did not make anything [i.e., anyone] perfect), but on the other hand, there is the introduction of a better hope [which did bring perfection through Christ], by which we draw near to God.

Anderson New Testament

(for the law made no perfect expiation), and the introduction of a better hope, by which we draw near to God.

Bible in Basic English

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

Common New Testament

(for the law made nothing perfect); and on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the law made no man perfect, but this was effected by introducing a better hope, which brings us nearer to the divine presence.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

for the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh unto God.

Goodspeed New Testament

(for there was nothing final about the Law), and a better hope begins to dawn, through which we may approach God.

John Wesley New Testament

For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by which we draw nigh to God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

for the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by which we draw near unto God.

Julia Smith Translation

(For the law completed nothing,) but the bringing in of a better hope; by which we draw near to God.

King James 2000

For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by which we draw near unto God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

(for the law [made] nothing perfect), but on the other hand [there is] the introduction of a better hope through which we draw near to God.

Modern King James verseion

For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by which we draw near to God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the law made no thing perfect: but was an introduction of a better hope, by which hope, we draw nigh unto God.

Moffatt New Testament

(for the Law made nothing perfect), and there is introduced a better Hope, by means of which we can draw near to God.

Montgomery New Testament

(for the Law brought nothing to perfection); and there is the bringing in of a better hope by which we draw near to God;

NET Bible

for the law made nothing perfect. On the other hand a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

for the Law perfected nothing,and on the other, the bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw near to God.

Sawyer New Testament

for the law made nothing perfect, but was the introduction of a better hope through which we draw nigh to God.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the law, perfected, nothing; but there is the superinducing of a better hope, - through which we draw near unto God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the law led to no perfection, but was an introduction to a better hope, by which we draw nigh unto God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

(for the Law never brought anything to perfection); and, on the other hand, we have the introduction of a better hope, which enables us to draw near to God.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

for the law had never made anything perfect -- and so a better hope is brought to us, through which we have approach to God.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

(for the law perfected nothing), and a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

Worsley New Testament

for the law made nothing perfect, but the introducing of a better hope did, by which we draw near to God.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the bringing in
ἐπεισαγωγή 
Epeisagoge 
Usage: 1

of a
ἐλπίς 
Elpis 
Usage: 54

κρείττων 
Kreitton 
Usage: 19

ἐλπίς 
Elpis 
Usage: 54

did by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

the which
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

we draw nigh
ἐγγίζω 
Eggizo 
Usage: 28

Context Readings

Another Priest, Like Melchizedek

18 So a previous physical regulation and command is cancelled because of its weakness and ineffectiveness and uselessness -- " 19 For the Law never made anything perfect -- "but instead a better hope is introduced through which we [now] come close to God. 20 And it was not without the taking of an oath [that Christ was made Priest],



Cross References

Acts 13:39

And that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God.

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

Hebrews 9:9

Seeing that that first [outer portion of the] tabernacle was a parable (a visible symbol or type or picture of the present age). In it gifts and sacrifices are offered, and yet are incapable of perfecting the conscience or of cleansing and renewing the inner man of the worshiper.

Romans 8:3

For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [ the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [ subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],

Galatians 2:16

Yet we know that a man is justified or reckoned righteous and in right standing with God not by works of the Law, but [only] through faith and [absolute] reliance on and adherence to and trust in Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). [Therefore] even we [ourselves] have believed on Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law [for we cannot be justified by any observance of the ritual of the Law given by Moses], because by keeping legal rituals and by works no human being can ever be justified (declared righteous and put in right standing with God).

Hebrews 6:18

This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us].

Hebrews 10:1

For since the Law has merely a rude outline (foreshadowing) of the good things to come -- "instead of fully expressing those things -- "it can never by offering the same sacrifices continually year after year make perfect those who approach [its altars].

Psalm 73:28

But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.

John 1:17

For while the Law was given through Moses, grace ( unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

Romans 3:20-21

For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [ not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character].

Romans 5:2

Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God's favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.

Galatians 3:24

So that the Law served [to us Jews] as our trainer [our guardian, our guide to Christ, to lead us] until Christ [came], that we might be justified (declared righteous, put in right standing with God) by and through faith.

Ephesians 2:13-18

But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near.

Ephesians 3:12

In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).

Colossians 1:27

To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory.

1 Timothy 1:1

Paul, an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus by appointment and command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus (the Messiah), our Hope,

Hebrews 7:11

Now if perfection (a perfect fellowship between God and the worshiper) had been attainable by the Levitical priesthood -- "for under it the people were given the Law -- "why was it further necessary that there should arise another and different kind of Priest, one after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one appointed after the order and rank of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.

Hebrews 8:6

But as it now is, He [Christ] has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is as much superior and more excellent [than the old] as the covenant (the agreement) of which He is the Mediator (the Arbiter, Agent) is superior and more excellent, [because] it is enacted and rests upon more important (sublimer, higher, and nobler) promises.

Hebrews 10:19-22

Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus,

Hebrews 11:40

Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].

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