New American Standard Bible
So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.
King James Bible
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Darby Bible Translation
So then each of us shall give an account concerning himself to God.
World English Bible
So then each one of us will give account of himself to God.
Young's Literal Translation
so, then, each of us concerning himself shall give reckoning to God;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
So then - Wherefore; or according to the doctrine of the Old Testament.
Every one of us - That is, every Christian; for the connection requires us to understand the argument only of Christians. At the same time it is a truth abundantly revealed elsewhere, that "all men" shall give account of their conduct to God; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25; Ecclesiastes 12:14.
Give account of himself - That is, of his character and conduct; his words and actions; his plans and purposes. In the fearful arraignment of that day every work and purpose shall be brought forth, and tried by the unerring standard of justice. As we shall be called to so fearful an account with God, we should not be engaged in condemning our brethren, but should examine whether we are prepared to give up our account with joy, and not with grief.
(1) Because He "appointed" the Messiah to be the Judge Act 17:31; and,
(2) Because the Judge himself is divine.
The Lord Jesus being God as well as man, the account will be rendered directly to the Creator as well as the Redeemer of the world. In this passage there are "two" incidental proofs of the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. "First," the fact that the apostle applies to him language which in the prophecy is expressly spoken by "Yahweh;" and, "Secondly," the fact that Jesus is declared to be the Judge of all. No being that is not "omniscient" can be qualified to judge the secrets of all people. None who has not "seen" human purposes at all times, and in all places; who has not been a witness of the conduct by day and by night; who has not been present with all the race at all times, and who in the great day cannot discern the true character of the soul, can be qualified to conduct the general judgment. Yet none can possess these qualifications but God. The Lord Jesus, "the judge of quick and dead" 2 Timothy 4:1, is therefore divine.
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"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
For each one will bear his own load.
1 Peter 4:5
but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
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