Hebrews 9:17
Text Analysis
Strong'sGreekEnglishMorphology
1242 [e]διαθήκη
diathēkē
A willN-NFS
1063 [e]γὰρ
gar
forConj
1909 [e]ἐπὶ
epi
afterPrep
3498 [e]νεκροῖς
nekrois
deathAdj-DMP
949 [e]βεβαία,
bebaia
[is] affirmed,Adj-NFS
1893 [e]ἐπεὶ
epei
sinceConj
3361 [e]μή‿
notAdv
4218 [e]ποτε
pote
at the timeAdv
2480 [e]ἰσχύει
ischyei
it is in force,V-PIA-3S
3753 [e]ὅτε
hote
whenAdv
2198 [e]ζῇ
is livingV-PIA-3S
3588 [e]
ho
the [one]Art-NMS
1303 [e]διαθέμενος.
diathemenos
having made [it],V-APM-NMS









Greek Texts
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 9:17 Greek NT: Nestle 1904
διαθήκη γὰρ ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία, ἐπεὶ μή ποτε ἰσχύει ὅτε ζῇ ὁ διαθέμενος.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 9:17 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881
διαθήκη γὰρ ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία, ἐπεὶ μὴ τότε ἰσχύει ὅτε ζῇ ὁ διαθέμενος.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 9:17 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants]
διαθήκη γὰρ ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία, ἐπεὶ μὴ ͜ τότε ἰσχύει ὅτε ζῇ ὁ διαθέμενος.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 9:17 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005
Διαθήκη γὰρ ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία, ἐπεὶ μήποτε ἰσχύει ὅτε ζῇ ὁ διαθέμενος.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 9:17 Greek NT: Greek Orthodox Church
διαθήκη γὰρ ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία, ἐπεὶ μήποτε ἰσχύει ὅτε ζῇ ὁ διαθέμενος.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 9:17 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Edition
διαθήκη γάρ ἐπί νεκρός βέβαιος ἐπεί μήποτε ἰσχύω ὅτε ζάω ὁ διατίθεμαι

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 9:17 Greek NT: Scrivener's Textus Receptus 1894
διαθήκη γὰρ ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία, ἐπεὶ μή ποτε ἰσχύει ὅτε ζῇ ὁ διαθέμενος.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 9:17 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550
διαθήκη γὰρ ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία ἐπεὶ μήποτε ἰσχύει ὅτε ζῇ ὁ διαθέμενος

Hebrews 9:17 Hebrew Bible
כי רק במות המת תכון דיתיקי ואיננה בתקפה בעוד מקימה בחיים׃

Hebrews 9:17 Aramaic NT: Peshitta
ܥܠ ܡܝܬܐ ܕܝܢ ܒܠܚܘܕ ܡܫܬܪܪܐ ܡܛܠ ܕܟܡܐ ܕܚܝ ܗܘ ܕܥܒܕܗ ܠܝܬ ܒܗ ܚܫܚܘ ܀

Parallel Verses
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.

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.
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