Hebrews 9:17
17   1242 [e]
17   diathēkē
17   διαθήκη
17   A will
17   N-NFS
1063 [e]
gar
γὰρ
for
Conj
1909 [e]
epi
ἐπὶ
after
Prep
3498 [e]
nekrois
νεκροῖς
death
Adj-DMP
949 [e]
bebaia
βεβαία  ,
[is] affirmed
Adj-NFS
1893 [e]
epei
ἐπεὶ
since
Conj
3361 [e]

μή‿
not
Adv
4218 [e]
pote
ποτε
at the time
Adv
2480 [e]
ischyei
ἰσχύει  ,
it is in force
V-PIA-3S
3753 [e]
hote
ὅτε
when
Adv
2198 [e]

ζῇ
is living
V-PIA-3S
3588 [e]
ho

the [one]
Art-NMS
1303 [e]
diathemenos
διαθέμενος  ,
having made [it]
V-APM-NMS








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For a will is valid only when people die, since it is never in force while the one who made it is living.

New American Standard Bible
For a covenant is valid [only] when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.

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.
Parallel Verses
International Standard Version
For a will is in force only when somebody has died, since it never takes effect as long as the one who made it is alive.

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,
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