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Once (ε?φα?παξ)
More literally, as Rev., in margin, once for all.  Compare Heb 7:27; Heb 9:12; Heb 10:10. (Dr. Marvin Vincent)

Once - ε?φα?παξ ephapax. Once only; once for all.  This is an adverb denying a repetition (Schleusner), and implies that it will not be done again; compare Heb 7:27; Heb 9:12; Heb 10:10.  The argument of the apostle rests much on this, that his death was once for all; that it would not be repeated. (Dr. Albert Barnes)

Common sense teaches us that men die to sin in one sense; Christ in another:  St. Paul loves parallelisms, in the interpretation of which there is need of much caution.” From the whole scope of the apostle’s discourse it is plain that he considers the death of Christ as a death or sacrifice for sin; a sin-offering: in this sense no man has ever died for sin, or ever can die. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. (NASB)
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. (KJV)
When He died, He died once to break the power of sin. But now that He lives, He lives for the glory of God. (NLT)
For the death he died, he died to sin once for all, but the life he lives, he lives to God. (NET)
Rom 8:3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature.  So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have.  And in that body God declared an end to sin's control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. (NLT)
2Co 5:21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. (NLT)
Heb 7:27 Unlike those other high priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices every day.  They did this for their own sins first and then for the sins of the people.  But Jesus did this once for all when He offered Himself as the sacrifice for the people's sins. (NLT)
Heb 9:12 With His own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—He entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever. (NLT)
Heb 9:26-28 If that had been necessary, Christ would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But now, once for all time, He has appeared at the end of the age to remove sin by His own death as a sacrifice.  And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people.  He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him. (NLT)
Heb 10:10-12 For God's will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.  Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins.  But our High Priest offered Himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time.  Then He sat down in the place of honor at God's right hand. (NLT)
Heb 10:14 For by that one offering He forever made perfect those who are being made holy. (NLT)
1Pe 3:18 Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but He died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but He was raised to life in the Spirit. (NLT)
Rom 14:7-9 For we don't live for ourselves or die for ourselves.  If we live, it's to honor the Lord.  And if we die, it's to honor the Lord.  So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.  Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead. (NLT)
Luk 20:38 So He is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to Him." (NLT)
2Co 5:15 He died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves.  Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. (NLT)
1Pe 4:6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead—so although they were destined to die like all people, they now live forever with God in the Spirit. (NLT)

The perfect sacrifice for our sin, once for all!  This breaking the power of sin to hold us captive.  How then could we but live for God who has set us free to live in the liberty of the Gospel of His son?  A hard won truth that we have been empowered with a new  chooser.  We no longer have to choose sin but now may choose to live for Christ in the here and now and also for eternity with Him.  It may appear to us as an impossibility especially when we are struggling with the flesh but faith and obedience (as toes on the same foot) when exercised will indeed bring the victory.  Ponder this deeply until the "knowing" brings life to the dead sinews and joy to the heart.

We read of many others that were raised from the dead, but they rose to die again.  But, when Christ rose, he rose to die no more; therefore he left his grave-clothes behind him, whereas Lazarus, who was to die again, brought them out with him, as one that should have occasion to use them again: but over Christ death has no more dominion; he was dead indeed, but he is alive, and so alive that he lives for evermore, Rev 1:18.  Thus we must rise from the grave of sin never again to return to it, nor to have any more fellowship with the works of darkness, having quitted that grave, that land of darkness as darkness itself.  Secondly, He rose to live unto God (Rom 6:10), to live a heavenly life, to receive that glory which was set before him.  Others that were raised from the dead returned to the same life in every respect which they had before lived; but so did not Christ: he rose again to leave the world.  Now I am no more in the world, Joh 13:1; Joh 17:11.  He rose to live to God, that is, to intercede and rule, and all to the glory of the Father.  Thus must we rise to live to God: this is what he calls newness of life (Rom 6:4), to live from other principles, by other rules, with other aims, than we have done.  A life devoted to God is a new life; before, self was the chief and highest end, but now God.  To live indeed is to live to God, with our eyes ever towards him, making him the centre of all our actions. (Matthew Henry)
 
Once (ε?φα?παξ)
More literally, as Rev., in margin, once for all.  Compare Heb 7:27; Heb 9:12; Heb 10:10. (Dr. Marvin Vincent)

Once - ε?φα?παξ ephapax. Once only; once for all.  This is an adverb denying a repetition (Schleusner), and implies that it will not be done again; compare Heb 7:27; Heb 9:12; Heb 10:10.  The argument of the apostle rests much on this, that his death was once for all; that it would not be repeated. (Dr. Albert Barnes)

Common sense teaches us that men die to sin in one sense; Christ in another:  St. Paul loves parallelisms, in the interpretation of which there is need of much caution.” From the whole scope of the apostle’s discourse it is plain that he considers the death of Christ as a death or sacrifice for sin; a sin-offering: in this sense no man has ever died for sin, or ever can die. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. (NASB)
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. (KJV)
When He died, He died once to break the power of sin. But now that He lives, He lives for the glory of God. (NLT)
For the death he died, he died to sin once for all, but the life he lives, he lives to God. (NET)
Rom 8:3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature.  So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have.  And in that body God declared an end to sin's control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. (NLT)
2Co 5:21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. (NLT)
Heb 7:27 Unlike those other high priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices every day.  They did this for their own sins first and then for the sins of the people.  But Jesus did this once for all when He offered Himself as the sacrifice for the people's sins. (NLT)
Heb 9:12 With His own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—He entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever. (NLT)
Heb 9:26-28 If that had been necessary, Christ would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But now, once for all time, He has appeared at the end of the age to remove sin by His own death as a sacrifice.  And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people.  He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him. (NLT)
Heb 10:10-12 For God's will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.  Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins.  But our High Priest offered Himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time.  Then He sat down in the place of honor at God's right hand. (NLT)
Heb 10:14 For by that one offering He forever made perfect those who are being made holy. (NLT)
1Pe 3:18 Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but He died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but He was raised to life in the Spirit. (NLT)
Rom 14:7-9 For we don't live for ourselves or die for ourselves.  If we live, it's to honor the Lord.  And if we die, it's to honor the Lord.  So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.  Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead. (NLT)
Luk 20:38 So He is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to Him." (NLT)
2Co 5:15 He died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves.  Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. (NLT)
1Pe 4:6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead—so although they were destined to die like all people, they now live forever with God in the Spirit. (NLT)

The perfect sacrifice for our sin, once for all!  This breaking the power of sin to hold us captive.  How then could we but live for God who has set us free to live in the liberty of the Gospel of His son?  A hard won truth that we have been empowered with a new  chooser.  We no longer have to choose sin but now may choose to live for Christ in the here and now and also for eternity with Him.  It may appear to us as an impossibility especially when we are struggling with the flesh but faith and obedience (as toes on the same foot) when exercised will indeed bring the victory.  Ponder this deeply until the "knowing" brings life to the dead sinews and joy to the heart.

We read of many others that were raised from the dead, but they rose to die again.  But, when Christ rose, he rose to die no more; therefore he left his grave-clothes behind him, whereas Lazarus, who was to die again, brought them out with him, as one that should have occasion to use them again: but over Christ death has no more dominion; he was dead indeed, but he is alive, and so alive that he lives for evermore, Rev 1:18.  Thus we must rise from the grave of sin never again to return to it, nor to have any more fellowship with the works of darkness, having quitted that grave, that land of darkness as darkness itself.  Secondly, He rose to live unto God (Rom 6:10), to live a heavenly life, to receive that glory which was set before him.  Others that were raised from the dead returned to the same life in every respect which they had before lived; but so did not Christ: he rose again to leave the world.  Now I am no more in the world, Joh 13:1; Joh 17:11.  He rose to live to God, that is, to intercede and rule, and all to the glory of the Father.  Thus must we rise to live to God: this is what he calls newness of life (Rom 6:4), to live from other principles, by other rules, with other aims, than we have done.  A life devoted to God is a new life; before, self was the chief and highest end, but now God.  To live indeed is to live to God, with our eyes ever towards him, making him the centre of all our actions. (Matthew Henry)
 


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