Hebrews 11:28

“Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Through faith he kept the Passeouer, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first borne, should touch them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By faith he kept the Passover, and put the sign of the blood on the houses, so that the angel of destruction might not put their oldest sons to death.
- Basic English Bible

By faith he celebrated the passover and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.
- Darby Bible

Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first-born should touch them.
- Webster's Bible

Through faith he instituted the Passover, and the sprinkling with blood so that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch the Israelites.
- Weymouth Bible

By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.
- World English Bible

Bi feith he halewide pask, and the scheding out of blood, that he that distriede the firste thingis of Egipcians, schulde not touche hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

by faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that He who is destroying the first-born might not touch them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:28


11:28 The pouring out of the blood - Of the paschal lamb, which was sprinkled on the door - posts, lest the destroying angel should touch the Israelites. #Ex 12:12 |- 18.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:28


Heb 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover. See Ex 12:3-30. He kept it because God commanded, and he believed all God promised. And the sprinkling of blood. The blood of the lamb sprinkled on the door posts. He not only believed that this would protect Israel's first born, but his faith went beyond the type to the Lamb of God.

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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