Hebrews 9:20

20 He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.”[a]

Hebrews 9:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
ESV
20 saying, "This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you."
NLT
20 Then he said, “This blood confirms the covenant God has made with you.”
MSG
20 And then he attested its validity with the words, "This is the blood of the covenant commanded by God."
CSB
20 saying, This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded for you.

Hebrews 9:20 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 9:20

Saying, this is the blood of the testament
The first testament or covenant; this proves what the apostle had asserted in ( Hebrews 9:18 ) that it was dedicated with blood, or confirmed by it; compare with this ( Matthew 26:28 )

which God hath enjoined unto you;
the people of Israel, to observe, and which they promised to do; see ( Exodus 24:7 Exodus 24:8 ) .

Hebrews 9:20 In-Context

18 This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood.
19 When Moses had proclaimed every command of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people.
20 He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.”
21 In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies.
22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 24:8; S Matthew 26:28

Footnotes 1