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.

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