“Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.”
King James Version (KJV)
9:18 Whence neither was the first - The Jewish covenant, originally transacted without the blood of an appointed sacrifice.
Heb 9:18 Neither the first [testament] was dedicated without blood. The death and shedding of the blood of Christ was necessary to the inauguration of the New Testament, as has just been shown. Even when the First was inaugurated, Christ died in type and blood was shed. I believe that the apostle means to say that even in the inauguration of the Old Testament death was necessary, the death of a victim, which pointed to Christ's death.