Hebrews 9:20

20 Then he said, “This blood confirms the covenant God has made with 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 That is why even the first covenant was put into effect with the blood of an animal.
19 For after Moses had read each of God’s commandments to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, and sprinkled both the book of God’s law and all the people, using hyssop branches and scarlet wool.
20 Then he said, “This blood confirms the covenant God has made with you.”
21 And in the same way, he sprinkled blood on the Tabernacle and on everything used for worship.
22 In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.

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