Hebrews 9:19
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English Standard Version
For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, 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,

King James Bible
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,

American Standard Version
For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses unto all the people according to the law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when every commandment of the law had been read by Moses to all the people, 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,

English Revised Version
For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses unto all the people according to the law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself, and all the people,

Webster's Bible Translation
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and all the people,

Weymouth New Testament
For when Moses had proclaimed to all the people every commandment contained in the Law, he took the blood of the calves and of the goats and with them water, scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,

Hebrews 9:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The statement of Hebrews 9:18 historically confirmed by the story of the establishment of the law-covenant, Exodus 24.

Of calves and goats (τῶν μόσχων καὶ τῶν τράγων)

Not mentioned in the O.T. account. The goat was always for a sin-offering, and the sacrifices on this occasion were oxen, and are described as burnt offerings and sacrifices of peace, Exodus 24:5. In the original covenant with Abraham a she-goat and a heifer are specially mentioned, Genesis 15:9.

Water, scarlet wool, hyssop - sprinkled the book (ὕδατος, ἐρίου κοκκίνου, ὑσσώπου αὐτό τε τὸ βιβλίον ἐράντισεν)

None of these are mentioned in the O.T. account, which the writer appears to have filled up from the details of subsequent usage. Comp. the additions in Hebrews 9:5, Hebrews 9:10. It will also be observed that the sacrifices on the occasion of establishing the law covenant were not made according to the Mosaic ritual. They were offered, not by the priests, but by the young men, Exodus 24:5. For κόκκινος scarlet, see on Matthew 27:6. Ὕσσωπος hyssop appears in Exodus 12:22; Leviticus 14:4, Leviticus 14:6, Leviticus 14:49; Numbers 19:6, Numbers 19:18; Psalm 51:9; John 19:29. Mostly in connection with lustral ceremonies. The vexed question of the precise botanical character of the plant has never been decisively settled.

Hebrews 9:19 Parallel Commentaries

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the blood.

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place...

Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

Exodus 24:5,6,8 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the LORD...

*etc:

Leviticus 1:2,3,10 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man of you bring an offering to the LORD...

Leviticus 3:6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering to the LORD be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.

Leviticus 16:14-18 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat eastward...

scarlet. or, purple.

Leviticus 14:4-6,49-52 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet...

Numbers 19:6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the middle of the burning of the heifer.

Matthew 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

Mark 15:17,20 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head...

John 19:2,5 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe...

hyssop.

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

Numbers 19:18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, and on all the vessels...

Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

sprinkled.

Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things that that of Abel.

Exodus 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant...

Isaiah 52:15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see...

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

Cross References
Exodus 24:6
And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar.

Exodus 24:7
Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient."

Exodus 24:8
And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words."

Leviticus 14:4
the priest shall command them to take for him who is to be cleansed two live clean birds and cedarwood and scarlet yarn and hyssop.

Leviticus 14:7
And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed of the leprous disease. Then he shall pronounce him clean and shall let the living bird go into the open field.

Numbers 19:6
And the priest shall take cedarwood and hyssop and scarlet yarn, and throw them into the fire burning the heifer.

Numbers 19:18
Then a clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there and on whoever touched the bone, or the slain or the dead or the grave.

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