16 For where there isa testament, there is necessity for death to be offered of the one making the testament. 17 For a testament is valid over dead people, since it is never valid when the one making the testament lives. 18 Therefore not even the first covenant has been dedicated without blood. 19 For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses according to law to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you." 21 And likewise he sprinkled both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the service with the blood. 22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.