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Hebrews 9:16–17

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16 Now when someone leaves a will,* it is necessary to prove that the person who made it is dead.* 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.

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9:16a Or covenant; also in 9:17.


9:16b Or Now when someone makes a covenant, it is necessary to ratify it with the death of a sacrifice.