Hebrews 9:22
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New International Version
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

New Living Translation
In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.

English Standard Version
Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Berean Study Bible
According to the Law, in fact, nearly everything must be purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Berean Literal Bible
And almost all things are purified with blood according to the Law, and apart from blood-shedding there is no forgiveness.

New American Standard Bible
And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

King James Bible
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
According to the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

International Standard Version
In fact, under the Law almost everything is cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of the blood there is no forgiveness.

NET Bible
Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

New Heart English Bible
According to the Law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because all things are purged by blood in The Written Law, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Moses' Teachings tell us, blood was used to cleanse almost everything, because if no blood is shed, no sins can be forgiven.

New American Standard 1977
And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

King James 2000 Bible
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

American King James Version
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

American Standard Version
And according to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And almost all things, according to the law, are cleansed with blood: and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Darby Bible Translation
and almost all things are purified with blood according to the law, and without blood-shedding there is no remission.

English Revised Version
And according to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

Webster's Bible Translation
And almost all things are by the law cleansed with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Weymouth New Testament
Indeed we may almost say that in obedience to the Law everything is sprinkled with blood, and that apart from the outpouring of blood there is no remission of sins.

World English Bible
According to the law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

Young's Literal Translation
and with blood almost all things are purified according to the law, and apart from blood-shedding forgiveness doth not come.
Study Bible
Redemption through His Blood
21In the same way, he sprinkled with blood the tabernacle and all the vessels used in worship. 22According to the Law, in fact, nearly everything must be purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 23So it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.…
Cross References
Leviticus 5:11
'But if his means are insufficient for two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then for his offering for that which he has sinned, he shall bring the tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall not put oil on it or place incense on it, for it is a sin offering.

Leviticus 17:11
'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.'

Ezekiel 43:18
And He said to me, "Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer burnt offerings on it and to sprinkle blood on it.
Treasury of Scripture

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

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Leviticus 14:6,14,25,51,52 As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and …

and without.

Leviticus 4:20,26,35 And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a …

Leviticus 5:10,12,18 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner…

Leviticus 6:7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD…

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to …

(22) And almost all things.--The meaning of the word "almost," as it stands in the Greek, is rather, "One may almost lay down the rule," "One may almost say." What follows, in both parts of the verse, is a general saying, modified by these introductory words. And one may almost say--according to the Law, all things are cleansed in blood, and apart from the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. To the first rule an exception is found in the various purifications by water or by fire (see Numbers 31:22-24); to the second in the remarkable law of Leviticus 5:11-13. The expression "in blood" is used because sprinkling with the blood of the slain victim was in figure a surrounding with, or inclusion within, the purifying element. On "cleansed" (Hebrews 1:3) the best comment is found in Leviticus 16:19; Leviticus 16:30; on "forgiveness," in the words which in Leviticus 4 are repeatedly (Leviticus 4:20; Leviticus 4:26; Leviticus 4:31; Leviticus 4:35) used of the effect of the sin offering, "it shall be forgiven him." The second clause of the verse is founded on Leviticus 17:11. By "shedding of blood" we must probably understand the slaying of the animal, rather than the pouring out of the blood by the altar (Leviticus 4:34, et al.) With these words compare Luke 22:20.

Verse 22. - And almost (rather, eve may almost say that) all things are according to the Law purified with blood; and without shedding of blood there is no remission. The essentiality of blood, which is "the life of all flesh," for atonement and consequent remission, is emphatically asserted in Leviticus 17:11, which expresses the principle of the whole sacrificial ritual. The idea seems to be that the life of man is forfeit to Divine justice (cf. Genesis 2:17), and so blood, representing life, must be offered instead of his life for atonement. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood,.... All "except a few things", as the Arabic version renders it; for some things were cleansed by water, and others purged by fire, Numbers 31:23. Some join the word almost with the word purged, as if the sense was, that all things were purged by blood, but not perfectly, only almost; but the former sense is best.

And without shedding of blood is no remission; that is, of sin; there was no typical remission without it; and there can be no real remission but by, the blood of Christ; no instance can be given of pardon without it; if it could have been otherwise, the blood of Christ had not been shed; for so it would seem to be shed in vain, and his satisfaction to be unnecessary; nor is it agreeable to the justice of God to forgive sin without satisfaction; nor is it consistent with his veracity, and faithfulness to his word, Genesis 2:17. It is a common saying with the Jews, and often to be met with in their writings, , "there is no atonement but by blood" (k); by the shedding of blood; not by the shedding of it, as it flows out of the body of the sacrifice, but as it is poured out on the altar; for the pouring of the blood at the four corners, and at the bottom of the altar, were the chief rites required in sacrifices; nor did they reckon expiation to be expiation, unless the altar was moistened by the blood of the sacrifice (l).

(k) T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 5. 1. Zebachim, fol. 6. 1. & Menachot, fol. 93. 2.((l) Reland. Heb. Antiqu. par. 3. c. 2. sect. 8. 22. almost—to be joined with "all things," namely almost all things under the old dispensation. The exceptions to all things being purified by blood are, Ex 19:10; Le 15:5, etc.; 16:26, 28; 22:6; Nu 31:22-24.

without—Greek, "apart from."

shedding of blood—shed in the slaughter of the victim, and poured out at the altar subsequently. The pouring out of the blood on the altar is the main part of the sacrifice (Le 17:11), and it could not have place apart from the previous shedding of the blood in the slaying. Paul has, perhaps, in mind here, Lu 22:20, "This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you."

is—Greek, "takes place": comes to pass.

remission—of sins: a favorite expression of Luke, Paul's companion. Properly used of remitting a debt (Mt 6:12; 18:27, 32); our sins are debts. On the truth here, compare Le 5:11-13, an exception because of poverty, confirming the general rule.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.
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