Hebrews 9:18
Good News Translation
That is why even the first covenant went into effect only with the use of blood.

Contemporary English Version
Blood was also used to put the first agreement into effect.

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

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

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Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood.

the first.

Hebrews 8:7-9 For if that former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second. . . .

Exodus 12:22 And dip a bunch of hyssop in the blood that is at the door, and sprinkle the transom of the door therewith, and both the door cheeks: let none of you go out of the door of his house till morning.

Exodus 24:3-8 So Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice: We will do all the words of the Lord, which he hath spoken. . . .

dedicated.

Hebrews 9:14,22 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who by the Holy Ghost offered himself unspotted unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? . . .

Context
Redemption through His Blood
17For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator liveth. 18Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood. 19For 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.…
Cross References
Exodus 24:6
Then Moses took half of the blood, and put it into bowls; and the rest he poured upon the altar.

Leviticus 8:24
He offered also the sons of Aaron: and when with the blood of the ram that was immolated, he had touched the tip of the right ear of every one of them, and the thumbs of their right hands, and the great toes of their right feet, the rest he poured on the altar round about.

Hebrews 9:17
For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator liveth.

Hebrews 9:19
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.

Additional Translations
That is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood.

wherefore neither has the first been inaugurated apart from blood.

Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

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

Whence neither the first was inaugurated without blood.

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

Hence even the first testament was not dedicated without blood.

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

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

whence not even the first apart from blood hath been initiated,
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