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Hebrews 7:11 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 And finally, if the priesthood of Levi could have achieved God's purposes -- and it was that priesthood on which the law was based -- why did God need to send a different priest from the line of Melchizedek, instead of from the line of Levi and Aaron? 11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still need for another priest to come--one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?