|NOTES ON HEBREWS 9:16-22 This Is From The Companion Bible.|
|HEBREWS CHAPTER 9:|
16 For where a 15testament is, °there must also of necessity be the death of the °testator.
17 For a 15testament is °of force °after men are dead: otherwise it is of °no °strength at all while the 16testator liveth.
18 °Whereupon 12neither the first testament was °dedicated 7without blood.
19 For °when Moses had spoken every precept to all the 7people °according to °the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, °with water, and °scarlet °wool, and °hyssop, and 13sprinkled both the °book, and all the 7people,
20 Saying °"This is the blood of the 15testament which 14God hath °enjoined °unto you."
21 Moreover he 13sprinkled with blood both the 2tabernacle, and all the vessels of the °ministry.
22 And °almost all things are °by the law purged °with blood; and 7without °shedding of blood °is °no remission.
2 tabernacle. Greek skene, tent, which is used by the Septuagint to render the Hebrew mishkan (the structure) and 'ohel (the tent which covered it). Compare Exodus 17:19, 21.
7 without = apart from. Greek choris.
7 people. Greek laos. See Acts 2:47.
12 Neither. Greek oude.
13 sprinkling. Greek rhantizo. See Appendix 136. ix.
14 God. Appendix 98. I. i. 1.
15 testament = covenant, as in verse 4.
The preceding notes have been brought forward from earlier verses in this chapter for perspicacity.
16 there must, etc. = it is necessary that the death . . . be brought in.
testator = appointed (victim). Greek diatithemi. See 8:10.
17 of force = sure. Greek bebaios. See 6:19.
after, etc. = over (Greek epi) the dead (victims). See Genesis 15:9-18. Jeremiah 34:18.
no . . . at all. Greek me pote.
strength. Greek ischuo. Compare Appendix 172. 3. The two covenants referred to above show the necessity of a victim being slain for the validity of a covenant, and the ceremony of passing between the parts thereof. To the unconditional covenant with Abraham, Jehovah was the only party (Genesis 15:17, 18); in the other, note verses 18, 19. The passage here has nothing to do with a "will" or "will-making".
18 Whereupon, etc. = Wherefore not even.
dedicated = inaugurated. Greek enkainizo. Only here and 10:20. Compare John 10:22.
19 when, etc. Literally every command having been spoken (Greek laleo. Appendix 121. 7) by (Greek hupo) Moses. See 3:2.
according to. Greek kata. Appendix 104. x. 2.
the = Omit.
with. Greek meta. Appendix 104. xi. 1.
scarlet. Greek kokkinos. Only here; Matthew 27:28. Revelation 17:3, 4; 18:12, 16.
wool. Greek erion. Only here and Revelation 1:14.
hyssop. Greek hussopos. Only here and John 19:29.
book. See Exodus 24:7.
20 This, etc. Quoted from Exodus 24:8.
enjoined = commanded.
unto. Greek pros. Appendix 104. xv. 3.
21 ministry. Greek leitourgia. See 8:6.
22 almost. Greek schedon. See Acts 13:44.
by = according to. Greek kata. Appendix 104. x. 2.
with = in. Greek en. Appendix 104. viii.
shedding, etc. Greek haimatekchusia. Only here.
is. Greek ginomai, to become.
no = not. Appendix 105. I.
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