Hebrews 9:25
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;

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.

Contemporary English Version
Christ did not have to offer himself many times. He wasn't like a high priest who goes into the most holy place each year to offer the blood of an animal.

Good News Translation
The Jewish high priest goes into the Most Holy Place every year with the blood of an animal. But Christ did not go in to offer himself many times,

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
And the LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron not to enter freely into the Most Holy Place behind the veil in front of the mercy seat on the ark, or else he will die, because I appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.

Leviticus 16:14
And he is to take some of the bull's blood and sprinkle it with his finger on the east side of the mercy seat; then he shall sprinkle some of it with his finger seven times before the mercy seat.

Hebrews 9:2
A tabernacle was prepared. 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 without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: …

Hebrews 10:10
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

as.

Hebrews 9:12
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Exodus 30:10
And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.

Leviticus 16:2-34
And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat…







Lexicon
Nor [did He enter heaven]
οὐδ’ (oud’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

offer
προσφέρῃ (prospherē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4374: From pros and phero; to bear towards, i.e. Lead to, tender, treat.

Himself
ἑαυτόν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

again and again,
πολλάκις (pollakis)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4178: Many times, often, frequently. Multiplicative adverb from polus; many times, i.e. Frequently.

as
ὥσπερ (hōsper)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5618: Just as, as, even as. From hos and per; just as, i.e. Exactly like.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

high priest
ἀρχιερεὺς (archiereus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

enters
εἰσέρχεται (eiserchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Most Holy Place
ἅγια (hagia)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

every
κατ’ (kat’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

year
ἐνιαυτὸν (eniauton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1763: A year, cycle of time. Prolongation from a primary enos; a year.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

blood
αἵματι (haimati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

that is not his own.
ἀλλοτρίῳ (allotriō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 245: From allos; another's, i.e. Not one's own; by extension foreign, not akin, hostile.
(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." 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.
Jump to Previous
Blood Enter Entereth Enters Goes Heaven High Holy Offer Offering Often Order Others Priest Purpose Repeatedly Sacrifice Times Way Yearly
Jump to Next
Blood Enter Entereth Enters Goes Heaven High Holy Offer Offering Often Order Others Priest Purpose Repeatedly Sacrifice Times Way Yearly
Links
Hebrews 9:25 NIV
Hebrews 9:25 NLT
Hebrews 9:25 ESV
Hebrews 9:25 NASB
Hebrews 9:25 KJV

Hebrews 9:25 Bible Apps
Hebrews 9:25 Biblia Paralela
Hebrews 9:25 Chinese Bible
Hebrews 9:25 French Bible
Hebrews 9:25 German Bible

Alphabetical: again and as blood by did enter enters every he heaven high himself his Holy is it Most Nor not offer often own Place priest that the to was way with would year

NT Letters: Hebrews 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself (Heb. He. Hb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Hebrews 9:24
Top of Page
Top of Page