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25 Under the old system year after year the high priest entered the most holy sanctuary with blood that was not his own. But the Messiah did not need to repeatedly offer himself year after year, 26 for that would mean he must suffer repeatedly ever since the fall of the world.[a] But now he has appeared at the fulfillment of the ages to abolish[b] sin once and for all by the sacrifice of himself!

27 Every human being is appointed to die once, and then to face God’s judgment.[c]

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  1. Hebrews 9:26 Or “from the foundation of the world.” The Greek word katabole can also mean “laying down” or “falling down” (of the world through sin), which by implication means Adam’s sin.
  2. Hebrews 9:26 The Aramaic can be translated “annihilate sin.”
  3. Hebrews 9:27 The Greek is literally “a court trial.”