Hebrews 9:18

The first covenant (h prwth). Supply diaqhkh as in John 9:1 . Has been dedicated (enkekainistai). Stands dedicated. Perfect passive indicative of enkainizo, a late verb in LXX, one papyrus, and in N.T. only here and John 10:20 . It means to renew, to inaugurate ( 1 Samuel 11:14 ; 2 Chronicles 15:8 ) and in 1 Kings 8:63 to dedicate. Note ta enkainia ( John 10:22 ) for the feast of dedication.