Hebrews 7: A Change of Law with the New Covenant

Hebrews 7:12-17

For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.

Hebrews 7:12-17 - NKJV
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For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.
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For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar.
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For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
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And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest
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who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.
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For He testifies: "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."

  1. What has been changed?
    Hebrews 7:12 - NKJV
    For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.
  2. Of necessity, what else has been changed?
    Hebrews 7:12 - NKJV
    For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.
  3. What tribe is Jesus from?
    Hebrews 7:13-14 - NKJV
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    For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar.
    14
    For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
  4. What did Moses say about a Priest coming from the tribe of Judah?
    Hebrews 7:14 - NKJV
    For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
  5. What would arise in the likeness of Melchizedek?
    Hebrews 7:15 - NKJV
    And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest
  6. What did the the priesthood of Jesus not come according to?
    Hebrews 7:16 - NKJV
    who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.
  7. What kind of power did Jesus come according to?
    Hebrews 7:16 - NKJV
    who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.
  8. How long will Jesus be a priest?
    Hebrews 7:17 - NKJV
    For He testifies: "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:18-28

There is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness.

Hebrews 7:18-28 - NKJV
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For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness,
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for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
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And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath
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(for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: "The LORD has sworn And will not relent, 'You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek'"),
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by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.
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Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing.
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But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood.
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Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
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For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;
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who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
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For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.

  1. Why was the former commandment annulled?
    Hebrews 7:18 - NKJV
    For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness,
  2. What did the Law make perfect?
    Hebrews 7:19 - NKJV
    for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
  3. On the other hand, because of "a better hope" who can we draw near to?
    Hebrews 7:19 - NKJV
    for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
  4. Who has sworn that Jesus would be made a priest forever?
    Hebrews 7:20-21 - NKJV
    20
    And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath
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    (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: "The LORD has sworn And will not relent, 'You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek'"),
  5. What has Jesus become a surety of?
    Hebrews 7:22 - NKJV
    by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.
  6. What prevented the old covenant priests from continuing?
    Hebrews 7:23 - NKJV
    Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing.
  7. Why does Jesus have an unchangeable priesthood?
    Hebrews 7:24 - NKJV
    But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood.
  8. Why is Jesus able to save those who come to God through Him?
    Hebrews 7:25 - NKJV
    Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
  9. What kind of High Priest is Jesus?
    Hebrews 7:26 - NKJV
    For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;
  10. What does He not need to do daily, that the Old Covenant high priests did?
    Hebrews 7:27 - NKJV
    who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
  11. What did He do "Once for All?"
    Hebrews 7:27 - NKJV
    who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
  12. What kind of priests were appointed by the Law?
    Hebrews 7:28 - NKJV
    For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.
  13. When did the word of God's oath come?
    Hebrews 7:28 - NKJV
    For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.
  14. How is the Son whom God appointed, different than priests appointed by the Law?
    Hebrews 7:28 - NKJV
    For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.