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Hebrews 11:24

    Hebrews 11:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By faith Moses, when he became a man, had no desire to be named the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

    Webster's Revision

    By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

    World English Bible

    By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 11:24

    By faith Moses - He had confidence in God when he called him to be the leader of his people. He believed that he was able to deliver them, and he so trusted in him that he was willing at his command to forego the splendid prospects which opened before him in Egypt. "When he was come to years." Greek "being great;" that is, when he was grown up to manhood. He was at that time forty years of age; see the notes on Acts 7:23. He took this step, therefore, in the full maturity of his judgment, and when there was no danger of being influenced by the ardent passions of youth.

    Refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter - When saved from the ark in which he was placed on the Nile, he was brought up for the daughter of Pharaoh; Exodus 2:9. He seems to have been adopted by her, and trained up as her own son. What prospects this opened before him is not certainly known. There is no probability that he would he the heir to the crown of Egypt, as is often affirmed, for there is no proof that the crown descended in the line of daughters; nor if it did, is there any probability that it would descend on an adopted son of a daughter. But his situation could not but be regarded as highly honorable, and as attended with great advantages. It gave him the opportunity of receiving the best education which the times and country afforded - an opportunity of which he seems to have availed himself to the utmost; notes, Acts 7:22. It would doubtless be connected with important offices in the state. It furnished the opportunity of a life of ease and pleasure - such as they commonly delight in who reside at courts. And it doubtless opened before him the prospect of wealth - for there is no improbability in supposing that he would be the heir of the daughter of a rich monarch. Yet all this, it is said, he "refused." There is indeed no express mention made of his formaliy and openly refusing it, but his leaving the court, and identifying himself with his oppressed countrymen, was in fact a refusal of these high honors, and of these brilliant prospects. It is not impossible that when he became acquainted with his real history, there was some open and decided refusal on his part, to be regarded as the son of the daughter of this pagan monarch.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 11:24

    11:24 Refused to be called - Any longer.