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Hebrews 11:20

    Hebrews 11:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By faith Isaac, blessing Jacob and Esau, gave news of things to come.

    Webster's Revision

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.

    World English Bible

    By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.

    Definitions for Hebrews 11:20

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 11:20

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau - He believed that God would fulfill his promise to his posterity; and God gave him to see what would befall them in their future generations. The apostle does not seem to intimate that one should be an object of the Divine hatred, and the other of Divine love, in reference to their eternal states. This is wholly a discovery of later ages. For an ample consideration of this subject, see the notes on Genesis 27 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 11:20

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come - see Genesis 27:26-40. The meaning is, that he pronounced a blessing on them in respect to their future condition. This was by faith in God who had communicated it to him, and in full confidence that he would accomplish all that was here predicted. The act of faith here was simply what believes that all that God says is true. There were no human probabilities at the time when these prophetic announcements were made, which could have been the basis of his calculation, but all that he said must have rested merely on the belief that God had revealed it to him. A blessing was pronounced on each, of a very different nature, but Isaac had no doubt that both would be fulfilled.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 11:20

    11:20 Blessed - Gen 27:27,39; prophetically foretold the particular blessings they should partake of. Jacob and Esau - Preferring the elder before the younger.