NASB: For a covenant is valid [only] when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives. (NASB ©1995)
GWT: A will is used only after a person is dead because it goes into effect only when a person dies. (GOD'S WORD®)
KJV: For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
ASV: For a testament is of force where there hath been death: for it doth never avail while he that made it liveth.
BBE: For a testament has effect after death; for what power has it while the man who made it is living?
DBY: For a testament is of force when men are dead, since it is in no way of force while the testator is alive.)
WEY: And a will is only of force in the case of a deceased person, being never of any avail so long as he who made it lives.
WBS: For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
WEB: For a will is in force where there has been death, for it is never in force while he who made it lives.
YLT: for a covenant over dead victims [is] stedfast, since it is no force at all when the covenant-victim liveth,
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