Hebrews 11:29

“By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By faith they passed through the red sea, as by drie land: which the Egyptians assaying to do, were drowned.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though {they were passing} through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By faith they went through the Red Sea as if it had been dry land, though the Egyptians were overcome by the water when they made an attempt to do the same.
- Basic English Bible

By faith they passed through the Red sea as through dry land; of which the Egyptians having made trial were swallowed up.
- Darby Bible

By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians essaying to do were drowned.
- Webster's Bible

Through faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing over dry land, but the Egyptians, when they tried to do the same, were swallowed up.
- Weymouth Bible

By faith, they passed through the Red Sea as on dry land. When the Egyptians tried to do so, they were swallowed up.
- World English Bible

Bi feith thei passiden the reed see, as bi drye lond, which thing Egipcians asaiynge weren deuourid.
- Wycliffe Bible

By faith they did pass through the Red Sea as through dry land, which the Egyptians having received a trial of, were swallowed up;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:29


11:29 They - Moses, Aaron, and the Israelites. Passed the Red Sea - It washed the borders of Edom, which signifies red. Thus far the examples are cited from Genesis and Exodus; those that follow are from the former and the latter Prophets.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:29


Heb 11:29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry [land]. See Ex 14:13-22. In obedience to God's command they marched into the sea and "were baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea" (1Co 10:1,2).

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • BSP
    Verse 19- Abraham realized that nothing was impossible for Jehovah God. God had revived his reproductive powers. Abraham was confident that whatever happened, his beloved son would be restored to him so that all of God’s promises could be fulfilled.
  • Will Virella
    Hebrews 11:3 (KJV) True faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

    Does it mean we will have access to the Universe that God created?

    Thank you
  • 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

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