Hebrews 11:17

“By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered vp Isaac: and he that had receiued the promises, offered vp his onely begotten sonne,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten {son;}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By faith Abraham, being tried, offered up Isaac: yea, he that had gladly received the promises was offering up his only begotten `son';
- American Standard Version (1901)

By faith Abraham made an offering of Isaac, when he was tested: and he with whom the agreement had been made gave up as an offering the only son of his body,
- Basic English Bible

By faith Abraham, [when] tried, offered up Isaac, and he who had received to himself the promises offered up his only begotten [son],
- Darby Bible

By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only-begotten son,
- Webster's Bible

Through faith Abraham, as soon as God put him to the test, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had joyfully welcomed the promises was on the point of sacrificing his only son
- Weymouth Bible

By faith, Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had gladly received the promises was offering up his one and only son;
- World English Bible

Bi feith Abraham offride Ysaac, whanne he was temptid; and he offride the oon bigetun, whych had takun the biheestis;
- Wycliffe Bible

By faith Abraham hath offered up Isaac, being tried, and the only begotten he did offer up who did receive the promises,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:17

11:17 By faith Abraham - When God made that glorious trial of him. Offered up Isaac - The will being accepted as if he had actually done it. Yea, he that had received the promises - Particularly that grand promise, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Offered up - This very son; the only one he had by Sarah. #Gen 22:1|,&c.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:17

Heb 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried. See Ge 22:1-14. Offered up Isaac . . . his only begotten [son]. Abraham stands as the great Old Testament example of faith, "the Father of the faithful", the man whose faith was "counted for righteousness" (Ro 4:5). Hence his faith was tried by the sternest test of any Man of God on record, not that God might be certain of his faith, but that all his spiritual children should profit by his example. Note: (1) Isaac was the only child of his marriage; (2) he was the child of promise and by grace; (3) he was the heir, not only of Abraham but of all God's promises to Abraham. Yet Abraham was told to offer him. It was God's command. What a trial of faith! Yet, he believed, though he would not see how, that God would keep his promises.

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • Rowena
    Faith is not something that we physically muster. The Holy Spirit administers measures of faith to us of us. The more intimate our walk with Him, the closer we become, so our faith in Him grows exponentially. Paul stated that he wanted to know Christ in the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of the suffering He endured not only to be conformed, but also to win God's favor and approval.
  • Jayson Homer
    Yess!! This chapter just blessed my Entire soul and it open my eyes to what faith really is its not just saying God i trust you with a little of my situation its saying "God take full control and let YOUR will be done , all of you and none of me " Amen i truly hope this blesses someone as it did me.
  • 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.
  • Issiah
    The Faith chapter. Who has faith to move mountains? To heal and resurrect. God the Father. To have faith is to have no doubt in spite of having no visible evidence. Better have a good lawyer. But look unto your composition. What are we. What animates us. Is it not spirit? Is God not spirit, unseen by flesh eyes but evident by the heart within. The Kingdom is within. And God is Reality
  • Moses
    I have a strong zeal to love, serve and ever remain dedicated, committed to him because he is a God of believability credibility.
  • 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

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