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18 There is, on the one hand, the abrogation of an earlier commandment because it was weak and ineffectual


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18. there isGreek, "there takes place," according to Ps 110:4.

disannuling—a repealing.

of the commandment—ordaining the Levitical priesthood. And, as the Levitical priesthood and the law are inseparably joined, since the former is repealed, the latter is so also (see on Heb 7:11).

going before—the legal ordinance introducing and giving place to the Christian, the antitypical and permanent end of the former.

weakness and unprofitableness—The opposite of "power" (Heb 7:16).




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