who has become a priest not by a legal regulation about physical descent 1 but by the power of an indestructible life.
On the one hand a former command is set aside 1 because it is weak and useless, 2
And I was once alive apart from the law, but with the coming of the commandment sin became alive
For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died. 1
But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. 1 For apart from the law, sin is dead.
For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them.
I want you to recall 1 both 2 the predictions 3 foretold by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles. 4
Did that which is good, then, become death to me? Absolutely not! But sin, so that it would be shown to be sin, produced death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,