Hebrews 9:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Hebrews 9:17, NIV: 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, ESV: 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, KJV: For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Hebrews 9:17, NASB: For a covenant is valid only when people are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.
Hebrews 9:17, NLT: 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, CSB: For a will is valid only when people die, since it is never in effect while the one who made it is living.