Hebrews 9:16
Good News Translation
In the case of a will it is necessary to prove that the person who made it has died,

Contemporary English Version
In fact, making an agreement of this kind is like writing a will. This is because the one who makes the will must die before it is of any use.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For where there is a testament the death of the testator must of necessity come in.

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For where there is a testament the death of the testator must of necessity come in.

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Hebrews 9:16 For where there is a testament the death of the testator must of necessity come in.

Context
Redemption through His Blood
15And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16For where there is a testament the death of the testator must of necessity come in. 17For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator liveth.…
Cross References
Hebrews 9:15
And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:17
For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator liveth.

Additional Translations
In the case of a will, it is necessary to establish the death of the one who made it,

For where there is a will, it is necessary to establish the death of the one having made it.

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

For where a testament is, there must of necessity be the death of him that made it.

(For where [there is] a testament, the death of the testator must needs come in.

For where a testament is, there must of necessity be the death of him that made it.

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

For where there is a legal 'will,' there must also be a death brought forward in evidence--the death of him who made it.

For where a last will and testament is, there must of necessity be the death of him who made it.

for where a covenant is, the death of the covenant-victim to come in is necessary,
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