with the directive enclitic of source; from which
place or source or cause (adverbially or conjugationally).
; not however
, that is, neither
, not even
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the
(sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Contracted superlative of G4253
(in time, place, order or importance).
] was dedicated
; to renew
, that is, inaugurate
Tense - Perfect (See G5778
Voice - Passive (See G5786
Mood - Indicative (See G5791
Count - 215
Adverb from G5561
, that is, separately
from (often as preposition).
Of uncertain derivation; blood
, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice
of grapes) or specifically (the atoning blood
of Christ); by implication bloodshed
, also kindred
_ _ Whereupon rather, “Whence.”
_ _ dedicated “inaugurated.” The Old Testament strictly and formally began on that day of inauguration. “Where the disposition, or arrangement, is ratified by the blood of another, namely, of animals, which cannot make a covenant, much less make a testament, it is not strictly a testament, where it is ratified by the death of him that makes the arrangement, it is strictly, Greek ‘diathece,’ Hebrew ‘berith,’ taken in a wider sense, a testament” [Bengel]; thus, in Hebrews 9:18, referring to the old dispensation, we may translate, “the first (covenant)”: or better, retain “the first (testament),” not that the old dispensation, regarded by itself, is a testament, but it is so when regarded as the typical representative of the new, which is strictly a Testament.
Whence neither was the first The Jewish covenant, originally transacted without the blood of an appointed sacrifice.
(12) Whereupon neither the first [testament] was dedicated without blood.
(12) There must be a proportion between those things which purify and those which are purified: Under the law all those figures were earthly, the tabernacle, the book, the vessels, the sacrifices, although they were the signs of heavenly things. Therefore it was required that all those should be purified with some matter and ceremony of the same nature, that is, with the blood of beasts, with water, wool, hyssop. But under Christ all things are heavenly, a heavenly tabernacle, heavenly sacrifice, heavenly people, heavenly doctrine, and heaven itself is set open before us for an eternal home. Therefore all these things are sanctified in a similar way, that is, with the everlasting offering of the quickening blood of Christ.
- the first:
Hebrews 8:7-9 For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. ... Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
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. ... And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
- or, purified,
Hebrews 9:14 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?
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
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