Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentHebrews 8:7
- That first covenant (h prwth ekeinh).
- The word diathkh (covenant) is not expressed, but clearly meant by the feminine gender prwth.
- Faultless (amemptov).
- Old compound adjective for which see Luke 1:6; Philippians 2:15. The condition is second class and assumes that the old covenant was not "blameless," apparently a serious charge which he hastens to explain.
- For a second (deuterav).
- Objective genitive with diathkhv understood. The conclusion with an and the imperfect passive indicative (ezhteito) is clearly a second-class condition. See a like argument in 7:11.