Parallel Verses

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 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

Now if He were [still living] on earth, He would not be a priest at all, for there are priests who offer the gifts [to God] 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,

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."

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
For
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

a priest
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 this one too had to have something to offer. 4 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. 5 The place where they serve is a sketch and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary, just as Moses was warned by God as he was about to complete the tabernacle. For he says, "See that you make everything according to the design shown to you on the mountain."


Cross References

Numbers 16:40

It was a memorial for the Israelites, that no outsider who is not a descendant of Aaron should approach to burn incense before the Lord, that he might not become like Korah and his company -- just as the Lord had spoken by the authority of Moses.

Numbers 17:12-13

The Israelites said to Moses, "We are bound to die! We perish, we all perish!

Numbers 18:5

You will be responsible for the care of the sanctuary and the care of the altar, so that there will be no more wrath on the Israelites.

2 Chronicles 26:18-19

They confronted King Uzziah and said to him, "It is not proper for you, Uzziah, to offer incense to the Lord. That is the responsibility of the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who are consecrated to offer incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have disobeyed and the Lord God will not honor you!"

Hebrews 5:1

For every high priest is taken from among the people and appointed to represent them before God, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Hebrews 7:11-15

So if perfection had in fact been possible through the Levitical priesthood -- for on that basis the people received the law -- what further need would there have been for another priest to arise, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in Aaron's order?

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead.

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