Hebrews 9:18

“Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whereupon, neither the first Testament was dedicated without blood.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore even the first {covenant} was not inaugurated without blood.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore even the first `covenant' hath not been dedicated without blood.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that even the first agreement was not made without blood.
- Basic English Bible

Whence neither the first was inaugurated without blood.
- Darby Bible

Hence even the first testament was not dedicated without blood.
- Webster's Bible

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

Therefore even the first covenant has not been dedicated without blood.
- World English Bible

Wherfor nether the firste testament was halewid without blood.
- Wycliffe Bible

whence not even the first apart from blood hath been initiated,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 9:18


9:18 Whence neither was the first - The Jewish covenant, originally transacted without the blood of an appointed sacrifice.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 9:18


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.

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