Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Hebrews 11:29

    Hebrews 11:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By faith they went through the Red Sea as if it had been dry land, though the Egyptians were overcome by the water when they made an attempt to do the same.

    Webster's Revision

    By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up.

    World English Bible

    By faith, they passed through the Red Sea as on dry land. When the Egyptians tried to do so, they were swallowed up.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up.

    Definitions for Hebrews 11:29

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 11:29

    By faith they passed through the Red Sea - See the notes on Exodus 14:22. The Egyptians thought they could walk through the sea as well as the Israelites; they tried, and were drowned; while the former passed in perfect safety. The one walked by faith, the other by sight; one perished, the other was saved.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 11:29

    By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land - Exodus 14:22, Exodus 14:29. That is, it was only by confidence in God that they were able to do this. It was not by power which they had to remove the waters and to make a passage for themselves; and it was not by the operation of any natural causes. It is not to be supposed that all who passed through the Red sea had saving faith. The assertion of the apostle is, that the passage was made in virtue of strong confidence in God, and that if it had not been for this confidence the passage could not have been made at all. Of this no one can entertain a doubt who reads the history of that remarkable transaction.

    Which the Egyptians assaying to do, were drowned - Exodus 14:27-28. Evidently referred to here as showing the effects of not having faith in God, and of what must inevitably have befallen the Israelites if they had had no faith. The destruction of the Egyptians by the return of the waters in accordance with natural laws, showed that the Israelites would have been destroyed in the passage if a divine energy had not been employed to prevent it. On the passage through the Red sea, see Robinson's Biblical Researches, vol. 1, pp. 81-86.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 11:29

    11:29 They - Moses, Aaron, and the Israelites. Passed the Red Sea - It washed the borders of Edom, which signifies red. Thus far the examples are cited from Genesis and Exodus; those that follow are from the former and the latter Prophets.