Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

For if that first Agreement had been faultless, then there would have been no need for a second one.

New American Standard Bible

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.

King James Version

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

Holman Bible

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one.

International Standard Version

If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need to look for a second one,

A Conservative Version

For if that first one was faultless, no place would have been sought for a second.

American Standard Version

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.

Amplified

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one or an attempt to institute another one [the new covenant].

Anderson New Testament

For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second.

Bible in Basic English

For if that first agreement had been as good as possible, there would have been no place for a second.

Common New Testament

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no place sought for a second.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for if the first alliance had been without defect, there could have been no occasion for the second.

Darby Translation

For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.

Godbey New Testament

For if that first covenant had been faultless, a place would not have been sought for the second.

Goodspeed New Testament

For if that first agreement had been perfect, there would have been no occasion for a second one.

John Wesley New Testament

For if the first had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second.

Julia Smith Translation

For if that first was faultless, then place was not to be sought for the second.

King James 2000

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, occasion would not have been sought for a second.

Modern King James verseion

For if that first covenant had been without fault, then no place would have been sought for the second.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if that first testament had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

Moffatt New Testament

For if the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second.

Montgomery New Testament

For if the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second.

NET Bible

For if that first covenant had been faultless, no one would have looked for a second one.

New Heart English Bible

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.

Noyes New Testament

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then a place would not have been sought for a second.

Sawyer New Testament

For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for the second. [But it was not].

The Emphasized Bible

For, if, that first, had been, faultless, not, in that case, for a second, had there been sought, a place.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no place sought for a second.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If that first Covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second.

Webster

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for the second.

Weymouth New Testament

For if that first Covenant had been free from imperfection, there would have been no attempt to introduce another.

Williams New Testament

For if the first covenant had been faultless, there could have been no room for a second one.

World English Bible

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.

Worrell New Testament

For, if that first covenant had been faultless, place would not be sought for a second;

Worsley New Testament

For if the first covenant had been unexceptionable, there had been no room for a second:

Youngs Literal Translation

for if that first were faultless, a place would not have been sought for a second.

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

ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

πρῶτος 
Protos 
Usage: 67

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

ἄμεμπτος 
amemptos 
Usage: 5

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

τόπος 
Topos 
Usage: 75

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 8:7

References

Hastings

Images Hebrews 8:7

Prayers for Hebrews 8:7

Context Readings

A Superior Covenant

6 But now Jesus has obtained a ministry that is as far superior [to that of the Levitical priesthood] as the [New] Agreement, of which He is the Mediator, is better [than the old one], because it has been enacted on better promises. 7 For if that first Agreement had been faultless, then there would have been no need for a second one. 8 For God found fault with the Israelites [or, possibly with the first Agreement], saying [Jer. 31:31ff], "Look, the Lord says, the time will come when I will make a New Agreement with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.



Cross References

Hebrews 7:11

So, if perfection [i.e., a right relationship with God] could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood, (for under it people had received the law of Moses), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise, according to the order of Melchizedek, who was not considered "according to the order of Aaron"?

Hebrews 7:18

For on one hand, the previous command [i.e., the law of Moses] was set aside because it was weak and useless,

Galatians 3:21

Is the law of Moses contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could provide [never ending] life, then a person could be considered right with God by [obeying the requirements of such] a law.

Hebrews 8:6

But now Jesus has obtained a ministry that is as far superior [to that of the Levitical priesthood] as the [New] Agreement, of which He is the Mediator, is better [than the old one], because it has been enacted on better promises.

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