New Living Translation
That is why even the first covenant was put into effect with the blood of an animal.
King James Bible
Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
Darby Bible Translation
Whence neither the first was 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,
Hebrews 9:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:18 Whence neither was the first - The Jewish covenant, originally transacted without the blood of an appointed sacrifice.
LibraryThe Blood of the Testament
BLOOD IS ALWAYS a terrible thing. It makes a sensitive mind shudder even to pronounce the word; but, to look upon the thing itself causes a thrill of horror. Although by familiarity men shake this off, for the seeing of the eye and the hearing of the ear can harden the heart, the instinct of a little child may teach you what is natural to us in referer to blood. How it will worry if its finger bleeds ever so little, shocked as the sight, actually there be no smart. I envy not the man whose pity would …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 58: 1912
An Unalterable Law
The Deity of the Holy Spirit.
The Book of the Covenant
Moses drained half the blood from these animals into basins. The other half he splattered against the altar.
Next Moses presented Aaron's sons and applied some of the blood to the lobes of their right ears, the thumbs of their right hands, and the big toes of their right feet. He then splattered the rest of the blood against all sides of the altar.
The will goes into effect only after the person's death. While the person who made it is still alive, the will cannot be put into effect.
For after Moses had read each of God's commandments to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, and sprinkled both the book of God's law and all the people, using hyssop branches and scarlet wool.
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