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Hebrews 9:22

    Hebrews 9:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And according to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And by the law almost all things are made clean with blood, and without blood there is no forgiveness.

    Webster's Revision

    And according to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

    World English Bible

    According to the law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And according to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

    Definitions for Hebrews 9:22

    Remission - Forgiveness.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 9:22

    And almost all things are - purged with blood - The apostle says almost, because in some cases certain vessels were purified by water, some by fire, Numbers 31:23, and some with the ashes of the red heifer, Numbers 19:2-10, but it was always understood that every thing was at first consecrated by the blood of the victim.

    And without shedding of blood is no remission - The apostle shows fully here what is one of his great objects in the whole of this epistle, viz. that there is no salvation but through the sacrificial death of Christ, and to prefigure this the law itself would not grant any remission of sin without the blood of a victim. This is a maxim even among the Jews themselves, אין כפרה אלא בדם ein capparah ella bedam, "There is no expiation but by blood." Yoma, fol. 5, 1; Menachoth, fol. 93, 2. Every sinner has forfeited his life by his transgressions, and the law of God requires his death; the blood of the victim, which is its life, is shed as a substitute for the life of the sinner. By these victims the sacrifice of Christ was typified. He gave his life for the life of the world; human life for human life, but a life infinitely dignified by its union with God.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 9:22

    And almost all things - It is a general custom to purify everything by blood. This rule was not universal, for some things were purified by fire and water, Numbers 31:22-23, and some by water only; Numbers 31:24; Leviticus 16:26, Leviticus 16:28. But the exceptions to the general rule were few. Almost everything in the tabernacle and temple service, was consecrated or purified by blood.

    And without shedding of blood is no remission - Remission or forgiveness of sins. That is, though some things were purified by fire and water, yet when the matter pertained to the forgiveness of sins, it was "universally" true that no sins were pardoned except by the shedding of blood. Some impurities might be removed by water and fire, but the stain of "sin" could be removed only by blood. This declaration referred in its primary meaning, to the Jewish rites, and the sense is, that under that dispensation it was universally true that in order to the forgiveness of sin blood must be shed. But it contains a truth of higher order and importance still. "It is universally true that sin never has been, and never will be forgiven, except in connection with, and in virtue of the shedding of blood." It is on this principle that the plan of salvation by the atonement is based, and on this that God in fact bestows pardon upon people. There is not the slightest evidence that any man has ever been pardoned except through the blood shed for the remission of sins. The infidel who rejects the atonement has no evidence that his sins are pardoned; the man who lives in the neglect of the gospel, though he has abundant evidence that he is a sinner, furnishes none that his sins are forgiven; and the Mussulman and the pagan can point to no proof that their sins are blotted out. It remains to be demonstrated that one single member of the human family has ever had the slightest evidence of pardoned sin, except through the blood of expiation. In the divine arrangement there is no principle better established than this, that all sin which is forgiven is remitted through the blood of the atonement; a principle which has never been departed from hitherto, and which never will be. It follows, therefore:

    (1) that no sinner can hope for forgiveness except through the blood of Christ;

    (2) that if people are ever saved they must be willing to rely on the merits of that blood;

    (3) that all people are on a level in regard to salvation, since all are to be saved in the same way; and,

    (4) that there will be one and the same song in heaven - the song of redeeming love.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 9:22

    9:22 And almost all things - For some were purified by water or fire. Are according to the law purified with blood - Offered or sprinkled. And according to the law, there is no forgiveness of sins without shedding of blood - All this pointed to the blood of Christ effectually cleansing from all sin, and intimated, there can be no purification from it by any other means.

    Verses Related to Hebrews 9:22

    Luke 13:3 - I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
    Hebrews 12:3 - For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
    Colossians 3:5 - Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: