Hebrews 9:25
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New International Version
Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own.

New Living Translation
And he did not enter heaven to offer himself again and again, like the high priest here on earth who enters the Most Holy Place year after year with the blood of an animal.

English Standard Version
Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own,

Berean Study Bible
Nor did He enter heaven to offer Himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own.

Berean Literal Bible
nor that He should offer Himself repeatedly, just as the high priest enters into the holy places every year with the blood of another.

New American Standard Bible
nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own.

King James Bible
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He did not do this to offer Himself many times, as the high priest enters the sanctuary yearly with the blood of another.

International Standard Version
Nor did he go into heaven to sacrifice himself again and again, the way the high priest goes into the Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own.

NET Bible
And he did not enter to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own,

New Heart English Bible
nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place year by year with blood not his own,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And not that he should offer himself many times, as The High Priest was doing and entered The Holy Place every year with blood that was not his;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every year the chief priest went into the holy place to make a sacrifice with blood that isn't his own. However, Christ didn't go into heaven to sacrifice himself again and again.

New American Standard 1977
nor was it that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood not his own.

Jubilee Bible 2000
nor yet that he should offer himself many times (as the high priest enters into the sanctuary each year with blood that is not his own);

King James 2000 Bible
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place every year with blood of others;

American King James Version
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place every year with blood of others;

American Standard Version
nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place year by year with blood not his own;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holies, every year with the blood of others:

Darby Bible Translation
nor in order that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy places every year with blood not his own;

English Revised Version
nor yet that he should offer himself often; as the high priest entereth into the holy place year by year with blood not his own;

Webster's Bible Translation
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Weymouth New Testament
Nor did He enter for the purpose of many times offering Himself in sacrifice, just as the High Priest enters the Holy place, year after year, taking with him blood not his own.

World English Bible
nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place year by year with blood not his own,

Young's Literal Translation
nor that he may many times offer himself, even as the chief priest doth enter into the holy places every year with blood of others;
Study Bible
Redemption through His Blood
24For Christ did not enter a man-made copy of the true sanctuary, but He entered heaven itself, now to appear on our behalf in the presence of God. 25Nor did He enter heaven to offer Himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26Otherwise, He would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.…
Cross References
Leviticus 16:2
The LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, or he will die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.

Leviticus 16:14
"Moreover, he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; also in front of the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.

Hebrews 9:2
A tabernacle was constructed. In its first room were the lampstand, the table, and the consecrated bread. This was called the Holy Place.

Hebrews 9:7
But only the high priest entered the inner room, and then only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.

Hebrews 10:19
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
Treasury of Scripture

Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place every year with blood of others;

offer.

Hebrews 9:7,14,26 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not …

Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body …

as.

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he …

Exodus 30:10 And Aaron shall make an atonement on the horns of it once in a year …

Leviticus 16:2-34 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother…

(25) Nor yet that he should--i.e., Nor yet (did He enter into heaven) that He may offer Himself often. The connection has been pointed out already in the last Note. The "offering "which is here in thought does not correspond to the actual sacrifice of the sin-offerings on the Day of Atonement, but to the presentation of the blood in the Holiest Place. In this really consisted the presentation of that sacrifice to God. That this is the meaning here is shown by the contrast in the latter part of the verse, where we read of the high priest's entering the Holy Place (i.e., the Holy of Holies; see Note on Hebrews 9:2) "with blood not his own," and by the argument of Hebrews 9:26.

Verses 25, 26. - Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others (i.e. blood not his own, ἀλλοτρίῳ); for then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now (probably νυνί, not νῦν, meaning "as it is ") once at the end of the ages hath he appeared (rather, been manifested, πεφανέρωται) to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Here (as above noted) the idea of ἐφάπαξ in ver. 12 is taken up. That Christ's offering of himself is once for all, needing no repetition, follows from the view of it already given, viz. that it is a perpetual presentation of himself, after fully availing sacrifice of himself, before the very face of God. That this is of necessity once for all is now further shown by the consideration that repeated offerings of himself would involve the impossible condition of repeated deaths. Observe that "offer himself" in ver. 25 does not refer to the death upon the cross, but to the intercession before the eternal mercy-seat after accomplished atonement, answering to the high priest's entrance, with the blood of previous sacrifice, within the veil. The death itself is denoted in ver. 26 by παθεῖν ("suffered"). The argument rests on the principle, already established as being signified by the whole of the ancient ritual, that, for acceptable intercession in behalf of man, previous death or blood-shedding is in every case required. But why add "since the foundation of the world"? We must supply the thought of the retrospective efficacy of Christ's atonement. Ever since sin entered, man needed atonement, signified, but not effected, by the ancient sacrifices. Christ's one offering of himself has supplied this primeval need, availing, not only for the present and future, but also for all past ages. This view was definitely expressed, with reference to "transgressions which were under the first covenant," in ver. 15, and, though not repeated here, is prominent in the writer's mind (cf. Romans 3:25, where God's righteousness is said to have been shown in Christ with regard to "the passing over of sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God," as well as to justification of believers now; also Romans 5, where the effect of Christ's obedience is declared to be coextensive with that of Adam's transgression). This view accounts for "since the foundation of the world," the idea being that, the transgressions requiring atonement having been since then, repeated deaths since then would have been needed had not Christ's one offering of himself availed for all time, just as repeated sacrifices were needed for the high priest's symbolical yearly intercessions. The question is not asked, nor is any reason given, why this one all-sufficient offering was deferred till so long after the need began. It is enough to know that such has been, in fact, the Divine will, viz. that not till the fullness of time was come - not till the end (or consummation) of the long preceding sinful ages - should the Redeemer once for all be manifested for atonement. The phrase, ἐπὶ συντελείᾳ τῶν αἰώνων, seems certainly to imply the idea, otherwise known to have been prevalent in the apostolic age, of the end of all things being close at hand; and this expectation further accounts for the reference to the past rather than the future in the expression, "since the foundation of the world." For, with regard to the future, the second coming of Christ was the one great idea present to the minds of Christians, the intervening time being regarded by them as but the dawn of coming day (see, on this head, what was said under Hebrews 1:2). The strong expression, εἰς ἀθέτησιν ἁμαρτίας (for the sense of ἀθέτησις, cf. Hebrews 7:18, where it means "abrogation"), used as it here is with reference to all the transgressions of the ages past, though not to be pressed so as to invalidate what is elsewhere said of the future penal consequences of all willful and unrepented sin, may still be cited among the texts supporting the view of those who "trust the larger hope." Nor yet that he should offer himself often,.... Or at all again; which shows the perfection of his sacrifice, for justice was satisfied, the law fulfilled, sin done away, and complete salvation obtained at once; which lies against the errors of the Socinians, who say he offers himself now in heaven; and of the Papists, who pretend to offer the body of Christ daily in their mass:

as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; not his own, nor other men's, but the blood of goats and calves; but Christ entered into heaven with his own blood, he having been altar, priest, and sacrifice: the high priest went into the most holy place every year, but Christ has entered into heaven once for all, where he sits down and continues, having done his work effectually. 25. As in Heb 9:24, Paul said, it was not into the typical, but the true sanctuary, that Christ is entered; so now he says, that His sacrifice needs not, as the Levitical sacrifices did, to be repeated. Construe, "Nor yet did He enter for this purpose that He may offer Himself often," that is, "present Himself in the presence of God, as the high priest does (Paul uses the present tense, as the legal service was then existing), year by year, on the day of atonement, entering the Holy of Holies.

with—literally, "in."

blood of others—not his own, as Christ did.9:23-28 It is evident that the sacrifices of Christ are infinitely better than those of the law, which could neither procure pardon for sin, nor impart power against it. Sin would still have been upon us, and have had dominion over us; but Jesus Christ, by one sacrifice, has destroyed the works of the devil, that believers may be made righteous, holy, and happy. As no wisdom, learning, virtue, wealth, or power, can keep one of the human race from death, so nothing can deliver a sinner from being condemned at the day of judgment, except the atoning sacrifice of Christ; nor will one be saved from eternal punishment who despises or neglects this great salvation. The believer knows that his Redeemer liveth, and that he shall see him. Here is the faith and patience of the church, of all sincere believers. Hence is their continual prayer as the fruit and expression of their faith, Even so come, Lord Jesus.
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