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Hebrews 9:17

17 vFor oa testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

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Hebrews 9:17 — The New International Version (NIV)

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

Hebrews 9:17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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

Hebrews 9:17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 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.

Hebrews 9:17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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

Hebrews 9:17 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 A will means nothing while the person is alive; it can be used only after the person dies.

Hebrews 9:17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

17 For a testament is of force where there hath been death: for it doth never avail while he that made it liveth.

Hebrews 9:17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 For a testament is of force when men are dead, since it is in no way of force while the testator is alive.)

Hebrews 9:17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 A will is used only after a person is dead because it goes into effect only when a person dies. 

Hebrews 9:17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 For a will is valid only when people die, since it is never in force while the one who made it is living.

Hebrews 9:17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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

Hebrews 9:17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 For a will is in force concerning those who are dead, since it is never in force when the one who made the will is alive.

Hebrews 9:17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 A will is in effect only when somebody has died. It never takes effect while the one who made it is still living.

Hebrews 9:17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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