New Living Translation
Now when someone leaves a will, it is necessary to prove that the person who made it is dead.
King James Bible
For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Darby Bible Translation
(For where there is a testament, the death of the testator must needs come in.
World English Bible
For where a last will and testament is, there must of necessity be the death of him who made it.
Young's Literal Translation
for where a covenant is, the death of the covenant-victim to come in is necessary,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:16 I say by means of death; for where such a covenant is, there must be the death of him by whom it is confirmed - Seeing it is by his death that the benefits of it are purchased. It seems beneath the dignity of the apostle to play upon the ambiguity of the Greek word, as the common translation supposes him to do.
LibraryThe Blood of the Testament
BLOOD IS ALWAYS a terrible thing. It makes a sensitive mind shudder even to pronounce the word; but, to look upon the thing itself causes a thrill of horror. Although by familiarity men shake this off, for the seeing of the eye and the hearing of the ear can harden the heart, the instinct of a little child may teach you what is natural to us in referer to blood. How it will worry if its finger bleeds ever so little, shocked as the sight, actually there be no smart. I envy not the man whose pity would …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 58: 1912
An Unalterable Law
The Deity of the Holy Spirit.
The Book of the Covenant
That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.
The will goes into effect only after the person's death. While the person who made it is still alive, the will cannot be put into effect.
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