|New International Version (© 2011)|
because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living.
King James Bible
For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
American Standard Version
For a testament is of force where there hath been death: for it doth never avail while he that made it liveth.
Young's Literal Translation
for a covenant over dead victims is stedfast, since it is no force at all when the covenant-victim liveth,
Hebrews 9:17 Additional TranslationsTreasury of Scripture Knowledge
Genesis 48:21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled...
Galatians 3:15 Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man cancels, or adds thereto.
Hebrews 9:17 Parallel CommentariesAlive Avail Case Covenant Dead Death Deceased Died Force Otherwise Power Somebody Strength Testament Testator Valid Victims WayAlive Avail Case Covenant Dead Death Deceased Died Force Otherwise Power Somebody Strength Testament Testator Valid Victims WayTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Hebrews 9:16 In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it,
Hebrews 9:18 This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood.