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Hebrews 11:22

    Hebrews 11:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By faith Joseph, when his end was near, said that the children of Israel would go out of Egypt; and gave orders about his bones.

    Webster's Revision

    By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

    World English Bible

    By faith, Joseph, when his end was near, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave instructions concerning his bones.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 11:22

    Joseph, when he died - Τελευτων, When he was dying, gave commandment concerning his bones. On this subject I refer the reader to the notes on Genesis 50:25 (note). And I have this to add to the account I have given of the sarcophagus now in the British Museum, vulgarly called Alexander's coffin, that it is more probably the coffin of Joseph himself; and, should the time ever arrive in which the hieroglyphics on it shall he interpreted, this conjecture may appear to have had its foundation in truth.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 11:22

    By faith Joseph, when he died - When about to die; see Genesis 50:24-25.

    Made mention of the departing of the children of Israel - Margin, "remembered." The meaning is, that he called this to their mind; he spake of it. "And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob." This prediction of Joseph could have rested only on faith in the promise of God. There were no events then occurring which would be likely to lead to this, and nothing which could be a basis of calculation that it would be so, except what God had spoken. The faith of Joseph, then, was simple confidence in God; and its strength was seen in his firm conviction that what had been promised would be fulfilled, even when there were no appearances that to human view justified it.

    And gave commandment concerning his bones - Genesis 50:25. "And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence." He had such a firm belief that they would possess the land of promise, that he exacted an oath of them that they would remove his remains with them, that he might be buried in the land of his fathers. He could not have exacted this oaths, nor could they have taken it, unless both he and they had a sure confidence that what God had spoken would be performed.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 11:22

    11:22 Concerning his bones - To be carried into the land of promise.