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Hebrews 11:39

    Hebrews 11:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And not one of these got the good things of the agreement, though they all had a good record through faith,

    Webster's Revision

    And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise,

    World English Bible

    These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn't receive the promise,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise,

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 11:39

    Having obtained a good report (having been witnessed to; see Hebrews 11:2) through faith - It was faith in God which supported all those eminent men who, in different parts of the world, and in different ages, were persecuted for righteousness sake.

    Received not the promise - They all heard of the promises made to Abraham of a heavenly rest, and of the promise of the Messiah, for this was a constant tradition; but they died without having seen this Anointed of the Lord. Christ was not in any of their times manifested in the flesh; and of him who was the expectation of all nations, they heard only by the hearing of the ear. This must be the promise, without receiving of which the apostle says they died.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 11:39

    And these all, having obtained a good report through faith - They were all commended and approved on account of their confidence in God; see the notes on Hebrews 11:2.

    Received not the promise - That is, did not receive the fulfillment of the promise; or did not receive all that was promised. They all still looked forward to some future blessings; notes, Hebrews 11:13.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 11:39

    11:39 And all these - Though they obtained a good testimony, Heb 11:2, yet did not receive the great promise, the heavenly inheritance.