Hebrews 11:15

“And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And truly if they had been mindfull of that countrey, from whence they came out, they might haue had opportunitie to haue returned:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And indeed if they had been thinking of that {country} from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if indeed they had been mindful of that `country' from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And truly if they had kept in mind the country from which they went out, they would have had chances of turning back.
- Basic English Bible

And if they had called to mind that from whence they went out, they had had opportunity to have returned;
- Darby Bible

And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came, they might have had opportunity to return.
- Webster's Bible

And if they had cherished the remembrance of the country they had left, they would have found an opportunity to return;
- Weymouth Bible

If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.
- World English Bible

`If thei hadden hadde mynde of the ilke, of which thei wenten out, thei hadden tyme of turnyng ayen;
- Wycliffe Bible

and if, indeed, they had been mindful of that from which they came forth, they might have had an opportunity to return,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:15


11:15 If they had been mindful of - Their earthly country, Ur of the Chaldeans, they might have easily returned.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:15


Heb 11:15 And, truly, if they had been mindful of that [country]. They could have returned to their old home in Ur of the Chaldees, if they had chosen, but though homeless in a strange land they had faith in a future home.

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • Servant of God
    Paul speaks of faith being things unseen, things hoped for and recounts Old Testament history with which he was a scholar. His faith in God was guided by knowledge of the Word and God promises given to His Chosen, as the Jews were acknowledged to be. Then the Christ appeared to him, and told Paul that he had a special mission for him. Paul was chosen for his faith even though he denied Christ.
  • Donna Cromb
    What is faith? That was my first thought on reading this chapter long ago. This is what the Holy Spirit showed me, it's a deep abiding conviction in God, a surrender to His will, and a change in conduct from a sinner to more than just a believer. The Hebrews Paul was talking to had become stagnant in their faith and walk with God. He was showing them the truth of deep commitment by those in past.
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:5 for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel colossians 1:21 and you that---were---sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 1:22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 1:23-----IF YOU CONTINUE-----in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister -------JAMES 2:5 HEARKEN MY BELOVED BRETHREN HATH NOT GOD CHOSEN THE POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH AND HEIRS OF THE KINGDOM WHICH HE HATH PROMISED TO ---THEM THAT LOVE HIM--------1 PETER 4:11 IF ANY MAN SPEAK LET HIM SPEAK AS THE ORACLES OF GOD IF ANY MAN MINISTER LET HIM DO IT AS OF THE ABILITY WHICH GOD GIVETH THAT GOD IN ALL THINGS MAY BE GLORIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST TO WHOM BE PRAISE AND DOMINION FOR EVER AND EVER AMEN
  • Eric
    To grow in faith is to walk with faithful people, when you can't trace him trust in him
  • Lilian
    FAITH IS A GIFT FROM GOD OUR FAITH COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORDS OF GOD WITHOUT HEARING AND OBEYING THE WORDS OF GOD ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM. WE MUST ACCEPT THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD HE WAS SENT DOWN NOT TO CONDEMNED BUT THE WORLD MIGHT BE SAVE. THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS ALWAYS. BY HIS BLOOD WE ARE PARDONED. I WILL WORSHIP YOU JESUS FOR YOU ARE WORTHY TO BE PRAISE AMEN
  • Daniel
    Faith, believing with all we have mind, body and soul anything is possible through the word of God. Christ said having faith a grain of mustard seed, you could command a mountain to move and so it shall be done. Without faith hope is not provided proper justice.

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