Hebrews 2:9

Does Hebrews 2:9 speak of Christ dying for everyone, or only the saved?

At first glance, it might appear to say Christ died for everyone, but the connotation of words is determined by their context. When we see that Paul was speaking about the people whose salvation was authored by Christ, we know the word “everyone” was limited by its context, which is believers.

Hebrews 2:9-13
9 But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. 11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying, “I WILL PROCLAIM YOUR NAME TO MY BRETHREN, IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE.” 13 And again, “I WILL PUT MY TRUST IN HIM.” And again, “BEHOLD, I AND THE CHILDREN WHOM GOD HAS GIVEN ME.”

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