Hebrews 11:2

“For by it the elders obtained a good report.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For by it the Elders obtained a good report.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For by it the men of old gained approval.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For therein the elders had witness borne to them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For by it our fathers had God's approval.
- Basic English Bible

For in [the power of] this the elders have obtained testimony.
- Darby Bible

For by it the elders obtained a good report.
- Webster's Bible

For by it the saints of old won God's approval.
- Weymouth Bible

For by this, the elders obtained testimony.
- World English Bible

And in this feith elde men han gete witnessyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

for in this were the elders testified of;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:2


11:2 By it the elders - Our forefathers. This chapter is a kind of summary of the Old Testament, in which the apostle comprises the designs, labours, sojournings, expectations, temptations, martyrdoms of the ancients. The former of them had a long exercise of their patience; the latter suffered shorter but sharper trials. Obtained a good testimony - A most comprehensive word. God gave a testimony, not only of them but to them: and they received his testimony as if it had been the things themselves of which he testified, #Heb 11:4|,5,39. Hence they also gave testimony to others, and others testified of them.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:2


Heb 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. The ancient men of God, through faith, so lived, that they have obtained a good name.

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • 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
  • Brian K Porr
    thank God that He has preserved His word because Faith commeth by hearing and by hearing the word of God.This stirs God's Word the heart of a man.To God be all the golry. Thank God for preserving His Word because faith commeth by hearing and by hearing the Word of God. This stirs God's Word the heart of a man. To God be all the Glory. Very simple all credit to Him.
  • Eric
    To grow in faith is to walk with faithful people, when you can't trace him trust in him

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