Hebrews 9:18
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.

New King James Version
Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood.

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

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

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

Good News Translation
That is why even the first covenant went into effect only with the use of 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.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore even the first covenant has not been dedicated without 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,
Study Bible
Redemption through His Blood
17because a will does not take effect until 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 he sprinkled on the altar.

Leviticus 8:24
Moses also presented Aaron's sons and put some of the blood on their right earlobes, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. Then he sprinkled the blood on all sides of the altar.

Hebrews 9:17
because a will does not take effect until 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 have been sought for the second…

Exodus 12:22
And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

Exodus 24:3-8
And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do…

dedicated.

Hebrews 9:14,22
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? …







Lexicon
That is why
Ὅθεν (Hothen)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3606: From hos with the directive enclitic of source; from which place or source or cause.

{even} the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

first [covenant]
πρώτη (prōtē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

was not put into effect
ἐνκεκαίνισται (enkekainistai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1457: To consecrate, dedicate, renovate. From egkainia; to renew, i.e. Inaugurate.

without
χωρὶς (chōris)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5565: Apart from, separately from; without. Adverb from chora; at a space, i.e. Separately or apart from.

blood.
αἵματος (haimatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.
(18) Whereupon.--Better, Wherefore not even has the first (covenant) been dedicated (or, inaugurated) without blood. (See Exodus 24:6-8.)

Verse 18. - Wherefore neither hath the first (testament, A.V.; or, covenant) been dedicated without blood. Here the blood of slain victims, which had been essential for the first inauguration of the old διαθήκη, is referred to as expressing the principle of vers. 16, 17, viz. that there must be death for a διαθήκη (in whatever sense the word may be intended, whether as a testament or as a covenant between God and man) to take effect. Whichever view we take of the intended import of the word, the reference is equally apposite in support of the introductory proposition of ver. 15; which is to the effect that Christ's death (θανάτου γενμένου), fulfilling the symbolism of the old inaugurating sacrifices, qualified him as Mediator of a new διαθήκη. 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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