Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
a. ASV: Wherefore even the first covenant hath not been dedicated without blood.
b. YLT: Whence not even the first apart from blood hath been initiated,
d. Amplified Bible Classic: So even the [old] first covenant (God’s will) was not inaugurated and ratified and put in force without the shedding of blood.
1. “Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.”
a. Whereupon [Strong: 3606 hóthen, hoth'-en; from G3739 with the directive enclitic of source; from which place or source or cause (adverb or conjunction):—from thence, (from) whence, where(-by, -fore, -upon).]
b. neither [Strong: 3761 oudé, oo-deh'; from G3756 and G1161; not however, i.e. neither, nor, not even:—neither (indeed), never, no (more, nor, not), nor (yet), (also, even, then) not (even, so much as), + nothing, so much as.]
c. the [Strong: 3588 ho ho, including the feminine he hay, and the neuter to to in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom):--the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.]
d. first [testament] [Strong: 4413 prōtos, pro'-tos; contracted superlative of G4253; foremost (in time, place, order or importance):—before, beginning, best, chief(-est), first (of all), former.]
e. [was] dedicated [Strong: 1457 enkainízō, eng-kahee-nid'-zo; from G1456; to renew, i.e. inaugurate:—consecrate, dedicate.]
f. without [Strong: chōrís, kho-rece'; adverb from G5561; at a space, i.e. separately or apart from (often as preposition):—beside, by itself, without.]
g. blood [Strong: 129 haîma, hah'-ee-mah; of uncertain derivation; blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specially (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication, bloodshed, also kindred:—blood.]
1). The first Covenant was dedicated with blood.
a). 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.
24:4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
24:5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
24:6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.
24:8 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.