Hebrews 9:27
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New International Version
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

New Living Translation
And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment,

English Standard Version
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

New American Standard Bible
And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

King James Bible
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And just as it is appointed for people to die once--and after this, judgment--

International Standard Version
Indeed, just as people are destined to die once and after that to be judged,

NET Bible
And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And just as it is appointed to the children of men to die once, and after their deaths the judgment,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People die once, and after that they are judged.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as it is appointed unto men to die once, and after this the judgment;

King James 2000 Bible
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

American King James Version
And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

American Standard Version
And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this cometh judgment;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment:

Darby Bible Translation
And forasmuch as it is the portion of men once to die, and after this judgment;

English Revised Version
And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this cometh judgment;

Webster's Bible Translation
And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Weymouth New Testament
And since it is reserved for all mankind once to die, and afterwards to be judged;

World English Bible
Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this, judgment,

Young's Literal Translation
and as it is laid up to men once to die, and after this -- judgment,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 27, 28. - And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this judgment: so the Christ also, once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, without sin, to them that look for him, unto salvation. The Divine ordinance concerning mankind in general has its analogy in the truth concerning Christ, who was made like unto us in all things, and who represents humanity. As human life, with all its works, comes to an end in death, and only judgment fellows, so Christ's death once for all completed his ministerial work, and nothing remains for him to do but to return as Judge in glory - he judicaturus, men judicandi. "To bear the sins of many" is taken from Isaiah 53:12. For similar use of the word ἀναφέρειν, el. Numbers 14:33, LXX.; and especially 1 Peter 2:24, Τὰς ἁμαρτίᾶς ἡμῶν αὐτὸς ἀνήνεγκεν ἐν τῷ σώματι αὑτοῦ ἐπὶ τὸ ξύλον, which expresses the idea of Christ's taking our sins upon himself and bearing them up to the cross, and so removing them. The ideas of bearing and of taking away may thus be both implied. In contrast with this is the χωρίς ἁμαρτίας ("without, or apart from, sin") when he shall appear again. For then he will have been, as he is now, removed from it altogether - from its burden and its surroundings; it is in glory only that he will then appear. And so also "to them that look for him" his appearing will be "unto salvation" only. They, too, will have done with sin. The insertion of the words, "to them that look for him," precludes the conclusion that it will be so to all. The many passages that express the doom of those who shall be set on the left hand, whatever they imply, retain their awful meaning (cf. especially infra, Hebrews 10:27).





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And as it is appointed unto men once to die,.... Not a moral, or what is commonly called a spiritual death, nor an eternal one, but a corporeal one; which does not arise from the constitution of nature, but from the sin of man, and God's decree on account of it; by which it is fixed that men shall die, and how long they shall live, and when they shall die; so that they cannot die sooner nor later; all things antecedent to death, which lead on to it, and issue in it, are appointed by God, and so is death itself, with all its circumstances; men's days can neither be lengthened nor shortened, either by Christ himself, or others: and this statute and appointment of God concerns men, not angels, and reaches to all men, wicked and righteous; and though there have been some exceptions, as Enoch and Elijah; and all will not sleep, or die, some will be found alive at Christ's appearing; yet such will undergo a change which is equivalent to death, as Enoch and Elijah have done: and generally speaking men die but once; it is not usual for men to die, and live again, and then die again; there have been some extraordinary instances of this kind, but they are rare; it is the statute law of heaven in common for men to die and that but once; so Cicero (o) the Heathen says, "omnibus definitam esse mortem": Christ died once, he will die no more; and it is the comfort of the saints, that though they die the first death, they shall not be hurt of the second death; and the consideration of this decree should excite to diligence and industry: death is certain to God, but uncertain to us, as to the time, nor should we curiously inquire into it, but patiently wait for it, and quietly submit unto it:

but after this the judgment; the last and general judgment, which will reach to all men, quick and dead, righteous and wicked, and in which Christ will be Judge. There is a particular judgment which is immediately after death; by virtue of which, the souls of men are condemned to their proper state of happiness or woe; and there is an universal judgment, which will be after the resurrection of the dead, and is called eternal judgment, and to come; this is appointed by God, though the time when is unknown to men; yet nothing is more certain, and it will be a righteous one.

(o) Pro Sextio.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. as—inasmuch as.

it is appointed—Greek, "it is laid up (as our appointed lot)," Col 1:5. The word "appointed" (so Hebrew "seth" means) in the case of man, answers to "anointed" in the case of Jesus; therefore "the Christ," that is, the anointed, is the title here given designedly. He is the representative man; and there is a strict correspondence between the history of man and that of the Son of man. The two most solemn facts of our being are here connected with the two most gracious truths of our dispensation, our death and judgment answering in parallelism to Christ's first coming to die for us, and His second coming to consummate our salvation.

once—and no more.

after this the judgment—namely, at Christ's appearing, to which, in Heb 9:28, "judgment" in this verse is parallel. Not, "after this comes the heavenly glory." The intermediate state is a state of joyous, or else agonizing and fearful, expectation of "judgment"; after the judgment comes the full and final state of joy, or else woe.

Hebrews 9:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Redemption through His Blood
26Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, 28so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
Cross References
Genesis 3:19
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."

2 Samuel 14:14
Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.

Ecclesiastes 3:2
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Hebrews 10:27
but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

1 John 4:17
This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

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Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to …

2 Samuel 14:14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which …

Job 14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with …

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed …

Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver …

Ecclesiastes 3:20 All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any …

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit …

Romans 5:12 Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; …

but.

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection …

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the …

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you …

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, …

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

John 5:26-29 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son …

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world …

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself …

Romans 14:9-12 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he …

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who …

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every …

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who …

Jude 1:15 To execute judgment on all, and to convince all that are ungodly …

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose …

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