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Hebrews 9:16-17 King James Version (KJV)

16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

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

Hebrews 9:16-17 Living Bible (TLB)

16 Now, if someone dies and leaves a will—a list of things to be given away to certain people when he dies—no one gets anything until it is proved that the person who wrote the will is dead. 17 The will goes into effect only after the death of the person who wrote it. While he is still alive no one can use it to get any of those things he has promised them.

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Hebrews 9:16-17 New Living Translation (NLT)

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

Footnotes:

  1. 9:16a Or covenant; also in 9:17.
  2. 9:16b Or Now when someone makes a covenant, it is necessary to ratify it with the death of a sacrifice.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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