Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law;

King James Version

For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

Holman Bible

Now if He were on earth, He wouldn't be a priest, since there are those offering the gifts prescribed by the law.

International Standard Version

Now if he were on earth, he would not even be a priest, because other men offer the gifts prescribed by the Law.

A Conservative Version

For certainly if he were on earth, he would not even be a priest, there being the priests who offer the gifts according to the law,

American Standard Version

Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are those who offer the gifts according to the law;

Amplified

If then He were still living on earth, He would not be a priest at all, for there are [already priests] who offer the gifts in accordance with the Law.

An Understandable Version

Now if He were [still] on earth, He would not be a priest [at all], since there are [already] those [on earth] who offer gifts according to the law of Moses.

Anderson New Testament

For if he were on earth, he could not be a priest; because there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

Bible in Basic English

If he had been on earth he would not have been a priest at all, because there are other priests who make the offerings ordered by the law;

Common New Testament

Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law.

Daniel Mace New Testament

which office he could not discharge here upon earth, where priests are already establish'd, who offer gifts according to the law:

Darby Translation

If then indeed he were upon earth, he would not even be a priest, there being those who offer the gifts according to the law,

Godbey New Testament

If then indeed he was on the earth, he would not be a priest, there being those offering gifts according to law,

Goodspeed New Testament

Further, if he were still on earth, he would not be a priest at all, for there are priests enough provided to offer the gifts the Law prescribes??5 though the service they engage in is only a shadow and imitation of that in heaven. For when Moses was going to make the tent of worship he was warned, "Be sure to make it all just like the pattern you were shown on the mountain."

John Wesley New Testament

For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest, there being priests that offer gifts, according to the law,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if he were on earth, he should not even be a priest, being present still the other priests that offer gifts according to the law,

Julia Smith Translation

For if truly he were upon earth, he would not be a priest, there being priests bringing in gifts according to the law;

King James 2000

For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now if he were on earth, he would not even be a priest, [because there] are those who offer the gifts according to the law,

Modern King James verseion

For if indeed He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the Law,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For he were not a priest, if he were on the earth where are priests that according to the law offer gifts,

Moffatt New Testament

Were he on earth, he would not be a priest at all, for there are priests already to offer the gifts prescribed by Law

Montgomery New Testament

Now were he on earth, he would not even be a priest, since there are here those who present the gifts according to the Law??5 those priests who serve a mere outline and shadow of the heavenly reality, just as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to build the Tabernacle. "See", he says, "that you make everything on the pattern showed you on the mountain."

NET Bible

Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest, since there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law.

New Heart English Bible

Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts according to the Law;

Noyes New Testament

For if, indeed, he were on earth, he would not be a priest, since there are those that offer the gifts according to the Law;

Sawyer New Testament

For if he had been on earth he would not have been a priest, there being priests to offer, the gifts according to the law,

The Emphasized Bible

If, indeed, therefore, he had been on earth, he had not, in that case, even been a priest, since there are those who are offering the gifts, according to the law: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest, there being priests who offer gifts according to the law;

Twentieth Century New Testament

If he were, however, still upon earth, he would not even be a priest, since there are already priests who offer the gifts as the Law directs.

Webster

For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest, seeing there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

Weymouth New Testament

If then He were still on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since here there are already those who present the offerings in obedience to the Law,

Williams New Testament

However, if He were still on earth, He would not be a priest at all, because there are those who officiate in accordance with the law in offering the gifts;

World English Bible

For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law;

Worrell New Testament

If, therefore, He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are those offering the gifts according to the law,

Worsley New Testament

For if He were on earth, He could not be a priest, seeing there are priests already that offer gifts according to the law:

Youngs Literal Translation

for if, indeed, he were upon earth, he would not be a priest -- (there being the priests who are offering according to the law, the gifts,

Interlinear

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

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

he were
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

he should
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

not
οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

be
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

ἱερεύς 
Hiereus 
Usage: 22

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

ἱερεύς 
Hiereus 
Usage: 22

προσφέρω 
Prosphero 
Usage: 36

δῶρον 
Doron 
Usage: 9

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

Context Readings

The Mediator Of A New And Better Covenant

3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. 4 Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; 5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, "SEE," He says, "THAT YOU MAKE all things ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN WHICH WAS SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN."


Cross References

Numbers 16:40

as a reminder to the sons of Israel that no layman who is not of the descendants of Aaron should come near to burn incense before the LORD; so that he will not become like Korah and his company--just as the LORD had spoken to him through Moses.

Numbers 17:12-13

Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Behold, we perish, we are dying, we are all dying!

Numbers 18:5

"So you shall attend to the obligations of the sanctuary and the obligations of the altar, so that there will no longer be wrath on the sons of Israel.

2 Chronicles 26:18-19

They opposed Uzziah the king and said to him, "It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful and will have no honor from the LORD God."

Hebrews 5:1

For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;

Hebrews 7:11-15

Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

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