Hebrews 9:18
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New International Version
This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood.

New Living Translation
That is why even the first covenant was put into effect with the blood of an animal.

English Standard Version
Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood.

Berean Study Bible
That is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood.

Berean Literal Bible
wherefore neither has the first been inaugurated apart from blood.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood.

King James Bible
Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That is why even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood.

International Standard Version
This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood.

NET Bible
So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, not even the first was established without blood.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why even the first promise was made with blood.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood.

Jubilee Bible 2000
From which came that not even the first one was dedicated without blood.

King James 2000 Bible
Hence neither the first covenant was dedicated without blood.

American King James Version
Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

American Standard Version
Wherefore even the first covenant hath not been dedicated without blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood.

Darby Bible Translation
Whence neither the first was inaugurated without blood.

English Revised Version
Wherefore even the first covenant hath not been dedicated without blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hence even the first testament was not dedicated without blood.

Weymouth New Testament
Accordingly we find that the first Covenant was not inaugurated without blood.

World English Bible
Therefore even the first covenant has not been dedicated without blood.

Young's Literal Translation
whence not even the first apart from blood hath been initiated,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:15-22 The solemn transactions between God and man, are sometimes called a covenant, here a testament, which is a willing deed of a person, bestowing legacies on such persons as are described, and it only takes effect upon his death. Thus Christ died, not only to obtain the blessings of salvation for us, but to give power to the disposal of them. All, by sin, were become guilty before God, had forfeited every thing that is good; but God, willing to show the greatness of his mercy, proclaimed a covenant of grace. Nothing could be clean to a sinner, not even his religious duties; except as his guilt was done away by the death of a sacrifice, of value sufficient for that end, and unless he continually depended upon it. May we ascribe all real good works to the same all-procuring cause, and offer our spiritual sacrifices as sprinkled with Christ's blood, and so purified from their defilement.
Study Bible
Redemption through His Blood
17because a will does not take effect until of the one who made it has died; it cannot be executed while he is still alive. 18That is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood. 19For when Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the Law to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people,…
Cross References
Exodus 24:6
Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

Leviticus 8:24
He also had Aaron's sons come near; and Moses put some of the blood on the lobe of their right ear, and on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. Moses then sprinkled the rest of the blood around on the altar.

Hebrews 9:17
because a will does not take effect until of the one who made it has died; it cannot be executed while he is still alive.

Hebrews 9:19
For when Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the Law to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people,
Treasury of Scripture

Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

the first.

Hebrews 8:7-9 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place …

Exodus 12:22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that …

Exodus 24:3-8 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and …

dedicated. or, purified.

Hebrews 9:14,22 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal …

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