Hebrews 9:17

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For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive.

NIV ©

because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living.

NASB ©

For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.

NLT ©

The will goes into effect only after the death of the person who wrote it. While the person is still alive, no one can use the will to get any of the things promised to them.

BBE ©

For a testament has effect after death; for what power has it while the man who made it is living?

NRSV ©

For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.

NKJV ©

For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.

KJV
For
<1063>
a testament
<1242>
[is] of force
<949>
after
<1909>
men are dead
<3498>_:
otherwise
<1893>
it is of
<2480> (0)
no
<3379> (0)
strength
<2480> (5719)
at all
<3379>
while
<3753>
the testator
<1303> (5642)
liveth
<2198> (5719)_.
GREEK
diayhkh
<1242>
N-NSF
gar
<1063>
CONJ
epi
<1909>
PREP
nekroiv
<3498>
A-DPM
bebaia
<949>
A-NSF
epei
<1893>
CONJ
mh
<3361>
PRT-N
tote
<5119>
ADV
iscuei
<2480> (5719)
V-PAI-3S
ote
<3753>
ADV
zh
<2198> (5719)
V-PAI-3S
o
<3588>
T-NSM
diayemenov
<1303> (5642)
V-2AMP-NSM
NET © [draft] ITL
For
<1063>
a will
<1242>
takes effect
<949>
only at
<1909>
death
<3498>
, since
<1893>
it carries no
<3361>
force
<2480>
while
<3753>
the one who made
<1303>
it is alive
<2198>
.
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