Hebrews 11:19

“Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Accounting that God was able to raise him vp, euen from the dead: from whence also he receiued him in a figure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He considered that God is able to raise {people} even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

accounting that God `is' able to raise up, even from the dead; from whence he did also in a figure receive him back.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Judging that God was able to give life even to the dead; and because of this he did get him back as if from death.
- Basic English Bible

counting that God [was] able to raise [him] even from among [the] dead, whence also he received him in a figure.
- Darby Bible

Accounting that God was able to raise him even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
- Webster's Bible

For he reckoned that God is even able to raise a man up from among the dead, and, figuratively speaking, it was from among the dead that he received Isaac again.
- Weymouth Bible

concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.
- World English Bible

For he demyde, that God is myyti to reise hym, yhe, fro deth; wherfor he took hym also in to a parable.
- Wycliffe Bible

reckoning that even out of the dead God is able to raise up, whence also in a figure he did receive [him].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:19


11:19 Accounting that God was able even to raise him from the dead - Though there had not been any instance of this in the world. From whence also - To speak in a figurative way. He did receive him - Afterwards, snatched from the jaws of death.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:19


Heb 11:19 From whence also he received him in a figure. As one who in his mind had been sacrificed. It was from the altar of sacrifice that he received him back.

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • A disciple
    Bill; Happy New Year! I love Hebrews 11. The examples of faith teach us the very reality, like you said, "NOT an abstract!" So much is thrown at us; especially when we're new to the Bible; to make everything so complicated and mysterious, which the LORD actually gave us in the simplest and purest ways! Wouldn't you say, if we start with a wholesome simplicity of childlike faith it would be better?
  • Bill
    Faith is not an abstract belief in the word of God neither is it just giving mental assent and willing it to be so Faith is an operation of God , a devine illumination, a holy energy implanted in the believer by the word and the Holy Ghost...
  • 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

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