The Mediator’s Death Necessary

16 For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For (A)a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. 18 (B)Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood. 19 For when Moses had spoken every [a]precept to all the people according to the law, (C)he took the blood of calves and goats, (D)with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, (E)“This is the (F)blood of the covenant which God has commanded you.” 21 Then likewise (G)he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And according to the law almost all things are [b]purified with blood, and (H)without shedding of blood there is no [c]remission.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 9:19 command
  2. Hebrews 9:22 cleansed
  3. Hebrews 9:22 forgiveness