Heb. 9:17 KJV (With Strong’s)

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For
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
a testament
diatheke (Greek #1242)
properly, a disposition, i.e. (specially) a contract (especially a devisory will)
KJV usage: covenant, testament.
Pronounce: dee-ath-ay'-kay
Origin: from 1303
is of force
bebaios (Greek #949)
stable (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: firm, of force, stedfast, sure.
Pronounce: beb'-ah-yos
Origin: from the base of 939 (through the idea of basality)
after
epi (Greek #1909)
properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e. over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
KJV usage: about (the times), above, after, against, among, as long as (touching), at, beside, X have charge of, (be-, (where-))fore, in (a place, as much as, the time of, -to), (because) of, (up-)on (behalf of), over, (by, for) the space of, through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), with. In compounds it retains essentially the same import, at, upon, etc. (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ep-ee'
Origin: a primary preposition
men are dead
nekros (Greek #3498)
dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun)
KJV usage: dead.
Pronounce: nek-ros'
Origin: from an apparently primary νέκυς (a corpse)
: otherwise
epei (Greek #1893)
thereupon, i.e. since (of time or cause)
KJV usage: because, else, for that (then, -asmuch as), otherwise, seeing that, since, when.
Pronounce: ep-i'
Origin: from 1909 and 1487
it is of
ischuo (Greek #2480)
to have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: be able, avail, can do(-not), could, be good, might, prevail, be of strength, be whole, + much work.
Pronounce: is-khoo'-o
Origin: from 2479
no
mepote (Greek #3379)
not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps)
KJV usage: if peradventure, lest (at any time, haply), not at all, whether or not.
Pronounce: may'-pot-eh
Origin: μή ποτε (may pot'-eh) from 3361 and 4218
strength
ischuo (Greek #2480)
to have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: be able, avail, can do(-not), could, be good, might, prevail, be of strength, be whole, + much work.
Pronounce: is-khoo'-o
Origin: from 2479
at all
mepote (Greek #3379)
not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps)
KJV usage: if peradventure, lest (at any time, haply), not at all, whether or not.
Pronounce: may'-pot-eh
Origin: μή ποτε (may pot'-eh) from 3361 and 4218
while
hote (Greek #3753)
at which (thing) too, i.e. when
KJV usage: after (that), as soon as, that, when, while.
Pronounce: hot'-eh
Origin: from 3739 and 5037
the testator
diatithemai (Greek #1303)
to put apart, i.e. (figuratively) dispose (by assignment, compact, or bequest)
KJV usage: appoint, make, testator.
Pronounce: dee-at-ith'-em-ahee
Origin: middle voice from 1223 and 5087
liveth
zao (Greek #2198)
to live (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick.
Pronounce: dzah'-o
Origin: a primary verb
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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections

Cross References

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J. N. Darby Translation

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For a testament is of force when men are dead, since it is in no way of force while the testator is alive.)

W. Kelly Translation

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afor a testament [is] valid after men [are] dead: since it in no wise hath force while the testator liveth.

WK Translation Notes

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testament... hath force: [See note to Heb. 9:16]
testament... testator: [See note to Heb. 9:15]
hath force while the testator liveth: There is no need in Hellenistic Greek to make the last clause a question, as Bengel, Lachmann, and Delitzsch; still less should one misconstrue the adverb like the Vulgate, Erasmus, Luther, Cranmer, the Genevese, and the Rhemish versions. (Exp. of Heb., p.169)
hath force: Their [The American correctors of the RV] last point is merely to substitute the categorical for the interrogative form in 17 by substituting margin for the text. It is possible, though unnecessary: the sense amounts to the same. (Bible Treasury 15:31)