Hebrews 9:15-17

NSB(i) 15 For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant. A death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant. Those called may receive the promise of everlasting inheritance. 16 A will is used for a person who is dead. It becomes effective only when the person dies. 17 A will is in force after a person dies. Otherwise it is not in effect at all while the one who provided it lives.