New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Darby Bible Translation
For a testament is of force when men are dead, since it is in no way of force while the testator is alive.)
World English Bible
For a will is in force where there has been death, for it is never in force while he who made it lives.
Young's Literal Translation
for a covenant over dead victims is stedfast, since it is no force at all when the covenant-victim liveth,
Hebrews 9:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:17 After he is dead - Neither this, nor after men are dead is a literal translation of the words. It is a very perplexed passage.
LibraryThe Blood of the Testament
BLOOD IS ALWAYS a terrible thing. It makes a sensitive mind shudder even to pronounce the word; but, to look upon the thing itself causes a thrill of horror. Although by familiarity men shake this off, for the seeing of the eye and the hearing of the ear can harden the heart, the instinct of a little child may teach you what is natural to us in referer to blood. How it will worry if its finger bleeds ever so little, shocked as the sight, actually there be no smart. I envy not the man whose pity would …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 58: 1912
An Unalterable Law
The Deity of the Holy Spirit.
The Book of the Covenant
Now when someone leaves a will, it is necessary to prove that the person who made it is dead.
That is why even the first covenant was put into effect with the blood of an animal.
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