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Hebrews 11

Introduction

1What faith is.
6Without faith we cannot please God.
7The worthy fruits thereof in the fathers of old time.

Verse 1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
faith
13; 10:22,39; Acts 20:21; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Galatians 5:6; Titus 1:1; 1 Peter 1:7; 2 Peter 1:1
is the
Psalms 27:13; 42:11
substance
or, ground, or, confidence.
2:3; 3:14; 2 Corinthians 9:4; 11:17; *Gr:
hoped
6:12,18,19
the evidence
7,27; Romans 8:24,25; 2 Corinthians 4:18; 5:17; 1 Peter 1:8
Reciprocal: Genesis 22:18 - obeyed;  Joshua 2:9 - I know;  Psalm 116:10 - I believed;  Jonah 3:5 - believed;  Luke 5:39 - GeneralJohn 6:40 - seeth;  John 20:29 - blessed;  2 Corinthians 4:13 - the same;  2 Corinthians 5:7 - General2 Timothy 3:16 - for reproof

Verse 2

For by it the elders obtained a good report.
the elders
Reciprocal: Genesis 26:4 - multiply;  Joshua 2:9 - I know;  Ecclesiastes 7:1 - name;  Jeremiah 6:16 - Stand;  Luke 5:39 - GeneralActs 10:22 - of good;  Acts 16:2 - was;  Acts 22:12 - having;  Philippians 4:8 - are of;  Hebrews 11:39 - GeneralHebrews 12:1 - seeing

Verse 3

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
faith
1:2; Genesis 1:1-31; 2:1; Psalms 33:6; Isaiah 40:26; Jeremiah 10:11,16; John 1:3; Acts 14:15; 17:24; Romans 1:19-21; 4:17; 2 Peter 3:5; Revelation 4:11
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:11 - GeneralPsalm 33:9 - For;  Isaiah 45:12 - made the earth;  John 1:10 - and the world was;  Romans 2:27 - judge;  Hebrews 11:5 - this testimony

Verse 4

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
faith
Genesis 4:3-5,15,25; 1 John 3:11,12
a more
9:22; Proverbs 15:8; 21:27; Titus 1:16; Jude 1:11
he obtained
Leviticus 9:24; 1 Kings 18:38; Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51
and by
12:1,24; Genesis 4:10; Matthew 23:35
yet speaketh
or, is yet spoken of.
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:4 - had;  Genesis 4:5 - But;  Genesis 4:7 - be accepted;  Judges 7:20 - brake;  Job 8:10 - Shall not;  Psalm 19:14 - Let;  Song of Solomon 1:8 - go;  John 15:16 - that your;  Acts 10:35 - is;  Acts 13:22 - to whom;  Romans 3:21 - righteousness;  1 Corinthians 12:31 - show;  Hebrews 5:1 - both;  Hebrews 8:4 - gifts;  Hebrews 11:2 - the elders;  Hebrews 11:5 - this testimony;  Hebrews 11:33 - wrought;  Hebrews 12:23 - the spirits;  James 5:16 - a righteous;  2 Peter 1:15 - I will

Verse 5

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Enoch
Genesis 5:22-24; Luke 3:37; Jude 1:14
translated
2 Kings 2:11; Psalms 89:48; John 8:51,52
and was
2 Kings 2:16,17; Jeremiah 36:26; Revelation 11:9-12
this testimony
3,4
that he
6; Genesis 5:22; Romans 8:8,9; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 John 3:22
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:24 - for;  1 Chronicles 1:3 - Henoch;  Luke 2:26 - see death;  Acts 13:22 - to whom;  Acts 13:35 - to see;  Colossians 1:10 - all;  1 Timothy 1:5 - faith

Verse 6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
without
3:12,18,19; 4:2,6; Numbers 14:11; 20:12; Psalms 78:22,32; 106:21,22,24; Isaiah 7:9; Mark 16:17; John 3:18,19; 8:24; Galatians 5:6; Revelation 21:8
he that
7:25; Job 21:14; Psalms 73:28; Isaiah 55:3; Jeremiah 2:31; John 14:6
must
Romans 10:14
a rewarder
26; Genesis 15:1; Ruth 2:12; Psalms 58:11; Proverbs 11:18; Matthew 5:12; 6:1,2,5,16; Matthew 10:41,42; Luke 6:35
diligently
1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 105:3,4; 119:10; Proverbs 8:17; Song of Solomon 3:1-4; Jeremiah 29:13,14; Matthew 6:33; Luke 12:31; 2 Peter 1:5,10; 3:14
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:22 - GeneralGenesis 5:24 - for;  Deuteronomy 32:20 - children;  2 Chronicles 20:20 - Believe in the Lord;  Psalm 14:2 - seek;  Psalm 19:11 - keeping;  Psalm 27:4 - seek;  Jeremiah 31:16 - for;  Matthew 7:7 - seek;  Mark 9:23 - If;  Luke 6:23 - your;  Luke 11:9 - seek;  Acts 26:18 - faith;  Romans 1:17 - The just;  Romans 8:8 - please;  Romans 14:23 - whatsoever;  Colossians 3:24 - ye shall;  1 Thessalonians 4:1 - to please;  1 Timothy 1:5 - faith;  Hebrews 2:2 - recompense;  Hebrews 6:1 - faith;  Hebrews 11:5 - that he;  James 1:6 - let;  James 2:18 - Thou

Verse 7

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Noah
Genesis 6:13,22; 7:1,5; Matthew 24:38; Luke 17:26
Noe
2 Peter 2:5
warned
Genesis 6:13; 19:14; Exodus 9:18-21; Proverbs 22:3; 27:12; Ezekiel 3:17-19; Matthew 3:7; Matthew 24:15,25; 2 Peter 3:6
things
moved with fear
or, being wary.
5:7; *Gr:
prepared
Genesis 6:18; 7:1,23; 8:16; Ezekiel 14:14,20; 1 Peter 3:20
he condemned
Matthew 12:41,42; Luke 11:31,32
righteousness
Romans 1:17; 3:22; 4:11,13; 9:30; 10:6; Galatians 5:5; Philippians 3:9; 2 Peter 1:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:29 - he called;  Genesis 6:9 - just;  Genesis 6:17 - bring;  Genesis 7:7 - GeneralGenesis 7:13 - day;  Exodus 9:20 - GeneralJoshua 6:12 - the priests;  Joshua 6:23 - out Rahab;  1 Kings 17:15 - did according;  2 Kings 4:5 - she went;  2 Kings 5:14 - according to;  2 Kings 6:10 - warned him;  1 Chronicles 1:4 - Noah;  Job 35:8 - may profit;  Psalm 19:11 - Moreover;  Isaiah 4:6 - for a covert;  Jeremiah 6:10 - give;  Ezekiel 14:16 - they shall;  Ezekiel 33:5 - But;  Jonah 3:5 - believed;  Habakkuk 3:2 - I have;  Matthew 1:24 - did;  Matthew 24:16 - GeneralMatthew 24:37 - GeneralMark 13:15 - GeneralLuke 3:36 - Noe;  John 13:17 - happy;  Acts 5:11 - GeneralActs 27:11 - believed;  Romans 3:25 - remission;  Romans 4:17 - calleth;  Galatians 3:21 - righteousness;  Galatians 3:29 - heirs;  1 Thessalonians 1:3 - your;  Titus 3:7 - made;  Hebrews 6:17 - the heirs;  Hebrews 6:18 - who;  James 2:14 - though;  James 5:16 - a righteous

Verse 8

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Abraham
Genesis 11:31; 12:1-4; Joshua 24:3; Nehemiah 9:7,8; Isaiah 41:2; 51:2; Acts 7:2-4
which
Genesis 12:7; 13:15-17; 15:7,8; 17:8; 26:3; Deuteronomy 9:5; Psalms 105:9-11; Ezekiel 36:24
obeyed
33; 5:9; Genesis 22:18; 15:5; Matthew 7:24,25; Romans 1:5; 6:17; 10:16; 2 Corinthians 10:5; James 2:14-16; 1 Peter 1:22; 3:1; 4:17
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:22 - GeneralGenesis 12:4 - departed out;  Genesis 12:5 - and into;  Genesis 15:6 - he believed;  Genesis 15:13 - thy;  Genesis 20:13 - God;  Genesis 22:3 - GeneralGenesis 26:5 - GeneralExodus 10:26 - and we;  Exodus 19:5 - if ye;  Numbers 9:5 - according;  Numbers 10:30 - GeneralJoshua 6:12 - the priests;  Ruth 2:11 - and how;  2 Samuel 24:19 - as the Lord;  1 Kings 17:15 - did according;  2 Kings 4:5 - she went;  2 Kings 5:14 - according to;  Job 36:11 - If;  Job 42:9 - did;  Psalm 22:4 - GeneralPsalm 56:8 - tellest;  Jeremiah 13:5 - as;  Matthew 1:24 - did;  Matthew 2:21 - GeneralMark 11:4 - and found;  Luke 22:13 - GeneralJohn 2:5 - Whatsoever;  John 13:17 - happy;  Acts 6:7 - obedient;  Acts 7:3 - Get;  Acts 8:27 - he arose;  Acts 12:9 - he went;  Acts 16:6 - forbidden;  Romans 2:8 - and do not;  Romans 15:18 - to make;  Galatians 3:1 - ye;  Galatians 5:6 - faith;  Galatians 5:7 - obey;  1 Thessalonians 1:3 - your;  2 Thessalonians 1:8 - and that;  Hebrews 6:12 - faith

Verse 9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
he sojourned
Genesis 17:8; 23:4; 26:3; 35:27; Acts 7:5,6
dwelling
Genesis 12:8; 13:3,18; 18:1,2,6,9; 25:27
the heirs
6:17; Genesis 26:3,4; 28:4,13,14; 48:3,4
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:20 - dwell;  Genesis 9:27 - dwell;  Genesis 12:5 - and into;  Genesis 12:6 - passed;  Genesis 17:21 - my;  Genesis 21:34 - GeneralGenesis 24:6 - GeneralGenesis 24:7 - which spake;  Genesis 30:25 - and to;  Genesis 31:25 - GeneralGenesis 37:1 - wherein his father was a stranger;  Genesis 47:9 - The days;  Exodus 12:40 - sojourning;  Leviticus 23:34 - The fifteenth;  Leviticus 25:23 - for ye are;  Numbers 29:12 - the fifteenth day;  Ruth 2:11 - and how;  Nehemiah 8:17 - sat under;  Psalm 105:12 - and strangers;  Psalm 107:7 - that they;  Jeremiah 35:6 - Ye shall;  Jeremiah 35:7 - all;  Hosea 12:9 - yet;  Acts 3:13 - God of Abraham;  Titus 3:7 - made;  Hebrews 6:12 - inherit;  Hebrews 13:14 - General

Verse 10

For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
he looked
12:22,28; 13:14; John 14:2; Philippians 3:20; *Gr:; Revelation 21:2,10-27
whose
3:4; Isaiah 14:32; 2 Corinthians 5:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 9:27 - dwell;  1 Kings 6:1 - build;  Psalm 107:7 - that they;  Song of Solomon 1:17 - beams;  Jeremiah 33:2 - the maker;  Acts 7:5 - he gave;  2 Timothy 2:19 - the foundation;  Hebrews 8:2 - which;  Hebrews 11:16 - for;  Revelation 21:14 - foundations

Verse 11

Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Sara
Genesis 17:17-19; 18:11-14; 21:1,2; Luke 1:36; 1 Peter 3:5,6
because
10:23; Romans 4:20,21
Reciprocal: Genesis 18:12 - laughed;  Genesis 21:6 - God;  Numbers 1:46 - GeneralDeuteronomy 7:9 - the faithful;  2 Kings 4:17 - GeneralIsaiah 54:1 - for more;  Matthew 1:2 - Abraham;  Luke 1:7 - well;  Luke 1:25 - hath;  Romans 4:19 - considered;  Romans 9:9 - Sarah;  1 Corinthians 1:9 - God;  1 Corinthians 10:13 - but;  Galatians 4:23 - but;  Hebrews 11:19 - from the;  1 John 1:9 - he is

Verse 12

Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
and him
Romans 4:19
as the stars
Genesis 15:5; 22:17; 26:4; Exodus 32:13; Deuteronomy 1:10; 28:62; 1 Chronicles 27:23; Nehemiah 9:23; Romans 4:17
as the sand
Genesis 22:17; 32:12; Joshua 11:4; Judges 7:12; 1 Samuel 12:5; 2 Samuel 17:11; 1 Kings 4:20; Isaiah 10:22; 48:19; Jeremiah 33:22; Hosea 1:10; Habakkuk 1:9; Romans 4:18; 9:27; Revelation 20:8
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:16 - GeneralGenesis 18:11 - old;  Genesis 18:12 - laughed;  Numbers 1:46 - GeneralDeuteronomy 10:22 - as the stars;  Psalm 105:12 - and strangers;  Psalm 105:24 - And he;  Isaiah 54:1 - for more;  Romans 9:9 - Sarah;  Hebrews 11:19 - from the;  Hebrews 13:14 - GeneralRevelation 7:9 - no man

Verse 13

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
all died
Genesis 25:8; 27:2-4; 48:21; 49:18,28,33; 50:24
in faith
Gr. according to faith. not.
but
27; Genesis 49:10; Numbers 24:17; Job 19:25; John 8:56; 12:41; 1 Peter 1:10-12
and were
Romans 4:21; 8:24; 1 John 3:19; *Gr:
confessed
Genesis 23:4; 47:9; 1 Chronicles 29:14,15; Psalms 39:12; 119:19; 1 Peter 1:17; 2:11
Reciprocal: Genesis 12:7 - builded;  Genesis 12:9 - going on still;  Genesis 15:15 - in peace;  Genesis 21:34 - GeneralGenesis 24:6 - GeneralGenesis 26:3 - Sojourn;  Exodus 2:22 - for he said;  Exodus 18:3 - Gershom;  Leviticus 23:34 - The fifteenth;  Leviticus 23:42 - GeneralNumbers 10:30 - GeneralDeuteronomy 32:52 - General1 Chronicles 16:19 - a few;  Nehemiah 8:17 - sat under;  Psalm 37:3 - so shalt;  Psalm 56:8 - tellest;  Psalm 119:54 - GeneralIsaiah 33:17 - that is very far off;  Matthew 13:17 - That many;  Mark 12:27 - is not;  Luke 10:24 - many;  John 8:52 - Abraham;  John 11:25 - he that;  Acts 7:5 - he gave;  Romans 8:38 - For I:2 Corinthians 1:20 - all;  2 Corinthians 5:6 - whilst;  Galatians 3:17 - the covenant;  Galatians 3:23 - the faith;  Colossians 3:1 - seek;  2 Timothy 1:5 - I am;  Hebrews 4:8 - had;  Hebrews 7:6 - had;  Hebrews 9:15 - promise;  Hebrews 11:1 - faith;  1 Peter 1:9 - General1 Peter 1:12 - that not

Verse 14

For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
they seek
16; 13:14; Romans 8:23-25; 2 Corinthians 4:18; 5:1-7; Philippians 1:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 12:9 - going on still;  Exodus 2:22 - for he said;  John 14:2 - my;  Romans 3:25 - remission;  Revelation 5:9 - and hast

Verse 15

And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
mindful
Genesis 11:31; 12:10; 24:6-8; 31:18; 32:9-11
Reciprocal: Genesis 30:25 - and to;  Numbers 14:4 - GeneralIsaiah 51:13 - feared

Verse 16

But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
they desire
14; 12:22
God is
2:11
to be
Genesis 17:7,8; Exodus 3:6,15; Isaiah 41:8-10; Jeremiah 31:1; Matthew 22:31,32; Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37; Acts 7:32
for
10; 13:14; Matthew 25:34; Luke 12:32; Philippians 3:20
Reciprocal: Genesis 9:26 - Shem;  Genesis 28:13 - I am;  Genesis 30:25 - and to;  Exodus 6:7 - I will be;  Leviticus 25:38 - and to be;  Leviticus 26:12 - will be;  Numbers 15:41 - GeneralDeuteronomy 29:13 - he may be;  1 Chronicles 17:24 - a God;  Psalm 37:9 - inherit;  Psalm 91:2 - my God;  Psalm 95:7 - For he;  Psalm 107:7 - that they;  Isaiah 64:4 - seen;  Jeremiah 24:7 - and they;  Jeremiah 32:38 - GeneralJeremiah 33:2 - the maker;  Ezekiel 11:20 - and they;  Ezekiel 14:11 - that they;  Ezekiel 36:28 - be people;  Matthew 20:23 - for;  Mark 10:40 - GeneralLuke 20:38 - a God;  John 5:39 - ye think;  John 14:2 - I go;  John 20:17 - your God;  1 Corinthians 2:9 - the things;  Hebrews 8:10 - I will be;  Revelation 21:3 - they shall

Verse 17

By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
faith
Genesis 22:1-12; James 2:21-24
when
Deuteronomy 8:2; 2 Chronicles 32:31; Job 1:11,12; 2:3-6; Proverbs 17:3; Daniel 11:35; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:2,3; James 1:2-4; 5:11; 1 Peter 1:6,7; 4:12; Revelation 3:10
received
7:6
offered
2 Corinthians 8:12
only
Genesis 22:2,16; John 3:16
Reciprocal: Genesis 22:3 - GeneralGenesis 22:10 - General1 Kings 17:13 - make me thereof;  1 Kings 17:15 - did according;  Nehemiah 9:8 - foundest;  Job 23:10 - he hath;  Jeremiah 13:5 - as;  Matthew 1:2 - Abraham;  Mark 11:23 - and shall;  John 11:22 - that;  Romans 3:25 - remission;  Romans 9:9 - Sarah;  Galatians 3:17 - the covenant;  Galatians 5:6 - faith;  1 Thessalonians 1:3 - your;  Hebrews 6:12 - inherit;  Hebrews 11:33 - wrought;  James 1:12 - when;  James 2:14 - though;  James 2:22 - faith

Verse 18

Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
Of
or, To. That.
Genesis 17:19; 21:12; Romans 9:7
Reciprocal: Genesis 21:3 - GeneralMatthew 1:2 - Abraham;  Galatians 3:29 - Abraham's

Verse 19

Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
God
Genesis 22:5; *Heb:; Matthew 9:28; Romans 4:17-21; Ephesians 3:20
from the
11,12; 9:24; Genesis 22:4,13; Romans 5:14
Reciprocal: Genesis 18:11 - old;  Genesis 18:14 - Is;  Genesis 22:12 - Lay;  1 Kings 17:21 - O Lord my God;  Ezekiel 37:3 - O Lord God;  Mark 10:27 - for;  John 4:50 - Go;  Romans 4:21 - he was able;  2 Corinthians 1:9 - in God;  Galatians 4:24 - an allegory;  Hebrews 9:9 - a figure;  1 Peter 3:21 - like

Verse 20

By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
Genesis 27:27-40; 28:2,3
Reciprocal: Genesis 27:4 - that my;  Genesis 27:23 - he blessed;  Genesis 27:28 - of the dew;  Genesis 27:33 - yea;  Genesis 27:39 - Behold;  Numbers 6:23 - GeneralHebrews 7:7 - the less

Verse 21

By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
faith
Genesis 48:5-22
and worshipped
Genesis 47:31
Reciprocal: Genesis 30:24 - And she;  Genesis 48:9 - bless them;  Genesis 48:15 - blessed;  Numbers 6:23 - General1 Kings 1:47 - bowed;  Acts 7:15 - died;  Hebrews 7:7 - the less;  Hebrews 9:14 - the living

Verse 22

By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
faith
Genesis 50:24,25; Exodus 13:19; Joshua 24:32; Acts 7:16
made mention of
or, remembered.
Reciprocal: Genesis 30:24 - And she;  Genesis 47:29 - bury me not;  Genesis 49:33 - had made;  Acts 7:15 - died

Verse 23

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
faith
Exodus 2:2-10; Acts 7:20
a proper child
That is, a fine, beautiful, or fair child, as our translators render [ ()] in Ac 7:20; which was in their time the sense of proper, from the French propre.
and they
13:6; Psalms 56:4; 118:6; Isaiah 8:12,13; 41:10,14; 51:7,12; Daniel 3:16-18; Daniel 6:10; Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:4,5
the king's
Exodus 1:16,22
Reciprocal: Joshua 2:6 - hid them;  1 Samuel 16:12 - ruddy;  Acts 4:19 - to hearken

Verse 24

By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
when
Exodus 2:10; Acts 7:21-24
Reciprocal: Exodus 2:11 - Moses;  Numbers 24:11 - the Lord;  Ruth 2:11 - and how;  Matthew 1:24 - did;  Matthew 4:8 - and showeth;  Matthew 13:44 - for joy;  Matthew 16:24 - If;  Matthew 20:5 - and did;  Mark 8:36 - profit;  Mark 10:29 - There;  Acts 7:23 - when;  Ephesians 6:16 - the shield;  1 Thessalonians 1:3 - your

Verse 25

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Choosing
10:32; Job 36:21; Psalms 84:10; Matthew 5:10-12; 13:21; Acts 7:24,25; 20:23,24; Romans 5:3; 8:17,18,35-39; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 1:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-6; 2 Timothy 1:8; 2 Timothy 2:3-10; 3:11,12; James 1:20; 1 Peter 1:6,7; 4:12-16
the people
4:9; Psalms 47:9; 1 Peter 2:10
the pleasures
Job 20:5; 21:11-13; Psalms 73:18-20; Isaiah 21:4; 47:8,9; Luke 12:19,20; Luke 16:25; James 5:5; Revelation 18:7
Reciprocal: Exodus 2:21 - content;  Proverbs 1:29 - not;  Proverbs 20:17 - is sweet;  John 16:33 - In the;  2 Corinthians 4:18 - we;  Revelation 11:18 - and that

Verse 26

Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
the reproach
10:33; 13:13; Psalms 69:7,20; 89:50,51; Isaiah 51:7; Acts 5:41; 2 Corinthians 12:10; 2 Corinthians 12:10; 1 Peter 1:11; 4:14
of Christ
or, for Christ. greater.
Psalms 37:16; Jeremiah 9:23,24; 2 Corinthians 6:10; Ephesians 1:18; 3:8; Revelation 2:9; 3:18
for he had
6; 2:2; 10:35; Ruth 2:12; Proverbs 11:18; 23:18; Matthew 5:12; 6:1; 10:41; Luke 14:14
Reciprocal: Joshua 22:8 - Return;  2 Kings 19:16 - which hath sent;  Job 33:26 - he will;  Job 34:33 - he will;  Psalm 19:11 - keeping;  Proverbs 12:14 - and;  Proverbs 15:6 - the house;  Proverbs 23:23 - sell;  Jeremiah 20:8 - the word;  Matthew 6:20 - GeneralMark 8:38 - ashamed;  Luke 6:23 - your;  Luke 9:26 - whosoever;  Romans 8:18 - I reckon;  Ephesians 6:8 - whatsoever;  1 Timothy 4:10 - therefore;  James 2:5 - rich;  Revelation 11:18 - and that

Verse 27

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
he forsook
Exodus 10:28,29; 11:8; 12:11,37-42; 13:17-21
not fearing
Exodus 2:14,15; 4:19; 14:10-13
endured
6:15; 10:32; 12:3; Matthew 10:22; 24:13; Mark 4:17; 13:13; 1 Corinthians 13:7; James 5:11
seeing
1,13; 12:2; Psalms 16:8; Acts 2:25; 2 Corinthians 4:18; 1 Timothy 1:17; 6:16; 1 Peter 1:8
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:30 - I have;  Exodus 10:6 - And he;  2 Kings 1:15 - be not afraid of him;  Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such;  Ezekiel 2:6 - though they;  Ezekiel 3:8 - GeneralJohn 6:40 - seeth;  John 20:29 - blessed;  Acts 8:1 - except;  Romans 1:20 - For the;  2 Corinthians 2:17 - but as of sincerity;  2 Corinthians 5:7 - GeneralColossians 1:15 - the invisible;  2 Timothy 2:3 - endure;  1 John 4:12 - seen

Verse 28

Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
he kept
Exodus 12:3-14,21-30
the sprinkling
9:19; 12:24; Exodus 12:7,13,23; 1 Peter 1:2
Reciprocal: Exodus 11:5 - the firstborn;  Exodus 12:22 - a bunch;  Exodus 12:28 - GeneralExodus 12:29 - the Lord smote;  Leviticus 7:2 - and the;  Numbers 8:17 - on the day;  2 Chronicles 30:16 - the priests;  Psalm 35:5 - and;  Psalm 78:51 - smote;  Psalm 105:36 - He smote;  Psalm 136:10 - GeneralIsaiah 52:15 - sprinkle;  1 Corinthians 10:10 - destroyer;  Hebrews 10:22 - sprinkled

Verse 29

By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
Exodus 14:13-31; 15:1-21; Joshua 2:10; Nehemiah 9:11; Psalms 66:6; 78:13; 106:9-11; Psalms 114:1-5; 136:13-15; Isaiah 11:15,16; 51:9,10; 63:11-16; Habakkuk 3:8-10
Reciprocal: Exodus 10:19 - the Red sea;  Exodus 14:22 - the children;  Exodus 14:28 - the waters;  Exodus 15:19 - brought;  Deuteronomy 11:4 - how he made;  Joshua 3:17 - all the Israelites;  Joshua 24:6 - Egyptians;  Judges 10:11 - Egyptians;  2 Kings 2:8 - were;  Psalm 78:53 - so that;  Isaiah 43:2 - passest;  Habakkuk 3:10 - the overflowing;  1 Corinthians 10:1 - and all

Verse 30

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
Joshua 6:3-20; 2 Corinthians 10:4,5
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 3:5 - GeneralJoshua 6:5 - and the wall;  Joshua 6:20 - the wall;  Isaiah 25:12 - the fortress

Verse 31

By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
the harlot
Joshua 2:1-22; 6:22-25; Matthew 1:1,5; James 2:25
believed not
or, were disobedient.
3:18; 1 Peter 2:8; 3:20
she had
Joshua 1:1; 2:4-24
Reciprocal: Genesis 42:9 - Ye are spies;  Joshua 6:17 - because;  Joshua 6:25 - Rahab;  Acts 15:33 - they were;  1 Corinthians 6:16 - an harlot;  1 Timothy 1:9 - disobedient;  James 2:18 - Thou;  1 Peter 2:7 - which be

Verse 32

And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
what shall
Romans 3:5; 4:1; 6:1; 7:7
the time
John 21:25
Gedeon
Judges 6:1-8
Gideon
1 Samuel 12:11
Jerubbaal
Barak.
Judges 4:1-5
Samson
Judges 13:1-16
Jephthae
Judges 11:1-12
Jephthah
David.
1 Samuel 16:1,13; 17:1-18; Acts 2:29-31; 13:22-36
Samuel
1 Samuel 1:20; 2:11,18; 3:1-12; 28:3-25; Psalms 99:6; Jeremiah 15:1; Acts 3:24; Acts 13:20
the prophets
Matthew 5:12; Luke 13:28; 16:31; Acts 10:43; James 5:10; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Peter 3:2
Reciprocal: Judges 4:6 - Barak;  Judges 4:15 - GeneralJudges 6:11 - Gideon;  Judges 6:14 - Go in;  Judges 13:24 - Samson;  Judges 15:18 - and fall;  Judges 16:28 - called;  2 Samuel 17:8 - mighty men;  1 Chronicles 29:29 - the acts;  Psalm 87:5 - of Zion;  Ezekiel 3:8 - GeneralLuke 6:23 - for in;  Acts 24:4 - that;  1 Corinthians 16:13 - quit;  2 Corinthians 10:4 - mighty;  2 Timothy 3:12 - shall

Verse 33

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
through
Joshua 6:1-13; 2 Samuel 5:4-25; 8:1-14; Psalms 18:32-34; 44:2-6; 144:1,2,10
wrought
4-8,17
obtained
6:12-15; 10:36; 2 Samuel 7:11-17; Galatians 3:16
stopped
Judges 14:5,6; 1 Samuel 17:33-36; Psalms 91:13; Daniel 6:20-23; 2 Timothy 4:17; 1 Peter 5:8
Reciprocal: Numbers 13:30 - GeneralJoshua 14:12 - if so be;  Judges 4:23 - General1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name;  1 Kings 13:28 - the lion had;  1 Chronicles 29:29 - the acts;  Psalm 15:2 - worketh;  Psalm 34:19 - Many;  Isaiah 43:2 - when thou walkest;  Daniel 6:22 - hath shut;  Daniel 6:23 - because;  1 Corinthians 12:9 - faith;  2 Corinthians 10:4 - mighty;  Ephesians 5:9 - righteousness;  Hebrews 11:8 - obeyed;  1 Peter 5:9 - stedfast

Verse 34

Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Quenched
Psalms 66:12; Isaiah 43:2; Daniel 3:19-28; 1 Peter 4:12
escaped
1 Samuel 20:1; 2 Samuel 21:16,17; 1 Kings 19:3; 2 Kings 6:16-18,32; Job 5:20; Psalms 144:10; Jeremiah 26:24
out of
Judges 7:19-25; 8:4-10; 15:14-20; 16:19-30; 2 Kings 20:7-11; Job 42:10; Psalms 6:8; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10
turned
1 Samuel 14:13-15; 17:51,52; 2 Samuel 8:1-18; 2 Chronicles 14:11-14; 16:1-9; 20:6-25; 2 Chronicles 32:20-22
Reciprocal: Judges 6:14 - Go in;  1 Samuel 2:4 - stumbled;  1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name;  2 Samuel 17:10 - thy father;  1 Kings 13:28 - the lion had;  Isaiah 40:29 - GeneralDaniel 3:27 - upon;  Daniel 11:33 - yet;  Amos 5:9 - strengtheneth;  Zechariah 12:8 - he;  Acts 13:46 - waxed;  Ephesians 2:12 - aliens;  Ephesians 3:16 - to be;  Colossians 1:11 - unto

Verse 35

Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Women
1 Kings 17:22-24; 2 Kings 4:27-37; Luke 7:12-16; John 11:40-45; Acts 9:41
tortured
Acts 22:24,25,29
not accepting
Acts 4:19
that they
Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 14:14; 20:36; John 5:29; Acts 23:6; 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:54; Philippians 3:11
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:23 - thy son liveth;  2 Kings 4:36 - Take up;  Matthew 10:28 - And;  Mark 8:35 - will save;  Luke 9:24 - GeneralLuke 11:48 - for;  Luke 20:35 - to;  John 5:39 - ye think;  John 11:24 - I know;  John 12:25 - that loveth;  Romans 8:18 - I reckon;  1 Corinthians 10:13 - hath;  Hebrews 6:2 - resurrection;  1 Peter 1:6 - manifold;  Revelation 12:11 - they loved not

Verse 36

And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
mockings
Judges 16:25; 2 Kings 2:23; 2 Chronicles 30:10; 36:16; Jeremiah 20:7; Matthew 20:19; Mark 10:34; Luke 18:32; 23:11,36
and scourgings
1 Kings 22:24; Jeremiah 20:2; 37:15; Matthew 21:35; 23:34; 27:26; Acts 5:40; 16:22,23; 2 Corinthians 11:24,25
bonds
10:34; Genesis 39:20; 1 Kings 22:27; 2 Chronicles 16:10; Psalms 105:17,18; Jeremiah 20:2; 29:26; Jeremiah 32:2,3,8; 36:6; 37:15-21; 38:6-13,28; 39:15; Lamentations 3:52-55; Acts 4:3; Acts 5:18; 8:3; 12:4-19; 16:24-40; 21:33; 24:27; 2 Corinthians 11:23; Ephesians 3:1; 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:16; 2:9; Revelation 2:10
Reciprocal: Genesis 21:9 - mocking;  2 Kings 1:9 - Thou man;  Nehemiah 2:19 - they;  Nehemiah 4:1 - mocked;  Job 9:23 - he will;  Job 12:4 - one mocked;  Psalm 31:11 - I was;  Psalm 69:20 - Reproach;  Psalm 89:51 - they have;  Song of Solomon 5:7 - took;  Isaiah 59:15 - he that;  Jeremiah 20:18 - with;  Jeremiah 36:5 - GeneralMatthew 6:13 - lead;  Matthew 10:17 - scourge;  Mark 12:3 - they;  Luke 16:14 - derided;  Luke 20:11 - entreated;  John 19:1 - scourged;  Acts 17:32 - some;  1 Corinthians 4:9 - we are;  2 Corinthians 6:5 - imprisonments;  1 Thessalonians 2:2 - shamefully;  Hebrews 10:33 - made;  Hebrews 12:2 - despising;  James 1:2 - divers

Verse 37

They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
stoned
1 Kings 21:10,13-15; 2 Chronicles 24:21; Matthew 21:35; 23:37; Luke 13:34; John 10:31-33; Acts 7:58,59; 14:19; 2 Corinthians 11:25
were slain
1 Samuel 22:17-19; 1 Kings 18:4,13; 19:1,10,14; Jeremiah 2:30; 26:23; Lamentations 4:13,14; Matthew 23:35-37; Luke 11:51-54; Acts 7:52; 12:2,3
in sheepskins
2 Kings 1:8; Matthew 3:4; Revelation 11:3
being destitute
12:1-3; Zechariah 13:9; Matthew 8:20; 1 Corinthians 4:9-13; 2 Corinthians 11:23-27; 12:10; James 5:10,11
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:20 - go up and down;  1 Kings 17:10 - Fetch me;  2 Kings 21:16 - Manasseh;  Job 9:23 - he will;  Job 15:23 - wandereth;  Psalm 141:7 - bones;  Proverbs 28:12 - but;  Song of Solomon 5:7 - took;  Jeremiah 20:2 - smote;  Ezekiel 34:6 - wandered;  Daniel 3:28 - yielded;  Matthew 23:34 - ye;  Mark 12:3 - they;  Luke 20:11 - entreated;  2 Corinthians 11:9 - wanted;  2 Corinthians 11:27 - nakedness;  1 Thessalonians 2:2 - shamefully;  James 2:15 - General

Verse 38

(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
whom
1 Kings 14:12,13; 2 Kings 23:25-29; Isaiah 57:1
wandered
1 Samuel 22:1; 23:15,19,23; 24:1-3; 26:1; 1 Kings 17:3; 18:4,13; 19:9; Psalms 142:1; *title; Psalms 142:2-7
Reciprocal: Judges 6:2 - dens;  1 Samuel 13:6 - in caves;  2 Samuel 15:20 - go up and down;  Job 15:23 - wandereth;  Job 24:8 - embrace;  Job 30:3 - fleeing into;  Psalm 56:8 - tellest;  Psalm 107:4 - wandered;  Proverbs 28:12 - but;  Isaiah 2:19 - And they;  Jeremiah 41:9 - because of Gedaliah;  Ezekiel 34:6 - wandered;  Revelation 6:15 - hid

Verse 39

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
2,13; Luke 10:23,24; 1 Peter 1:12
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:52 - GeneralProverbs 22:1 - name;  Ecclesiastes 7:1 - name;  Matthew 13:17 - That many;  Luke 5:39 - GeneralLuke 7:28 - but;  John 1:17 - grace;  John 8:56 - rejoiced;  John 20:29 - blessed;  Romans 3:25 - remission;  2 Corinthians 1:20 - all;  Galatians 3:17 - the covenant;  Galatians 3:23 - the faith;  Ephesians 3:5 - in other;  Hebrews 9:9 - the time;  Hebrews 9:15 - promise

Verse 40

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
provided
or, foreseen. better.
7:19,22; 8:6; 9:23; 12:24
they without
9:8-15; 10:11-14; Romans 3:25,26
made
5:9; 12:23; Revelation 6:11; The apostle in the early part of the chapter having given us a general account of the grace of faith, proceeds to set before us some illustrious examples of it in Old Testament times. The leading instance and example of faith recorded, is that of righteous Abel: one of the first saints and the first martyr for religion--one who lived by faith and died for it, and therefore a fit pattern for the Hebrews to imitate. It is observable that the Holy Spirit has not thought fit to say any thing here of the faith of our first parents; and yet the church of God has generally, by a pious charity, taken it for granted that God gave them repentance and faith in the promised seed; that he instructed them in the mystery of sacrificing, that they instructed their children in it, and that they found mercy with God, after they had ruined themselves and all their posterity. But God has left the matter still under some doubt, as a warning to all who have great talents given to them, and a great trust reposed in them, that they do not prove unfaithful, since God would not enrol our first parents among the number of believers in this blessed calendar.--Henry. Reciprocal: Isaiah 60:17 - brass;  Jeremiah 33:14 - GeneralEzekiel 36:11 - will do;  Matthew 11:11 - greater;  Matthew 13:17 - That many;  Luke 7:28 - but;  John 1:17 - grace;  2 Corinthians 1:20 - all;  Galatians 3:17 - the covenant;  Galatians 3:23 - the faith;  Ephesians 1:10 - in the;  Ephesians 3:5 - in other;  Hebrews 9:9 - the time;  Hebrews 9:15 - for;  1 Peter 1:10 - the grace;  1 Peter 1:12 - that not

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hebrews 11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/hebrews-11.html.