Hebrews 11:33

“Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who through faith subdued kingdomes, wrought righteousnesse, obteined promises, stopped the mouthes of Lions,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed {acts of} righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who through faith overcame kingdoms, did righteousness, got their reward, kept the mouths of lions shut,
- Basic English Bible

who by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped lions' mouths,
- Darby Bible

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
- Webster's Bible

men who, as the result of faith, conquered whole kingdoms, brought about true justice, obtained promises from God, stopped lions' mouths,
- Weymouth Bible

who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
- World English Bible

whiche bi feith ouercamen rewmes, wrouyten riytwisnesse, gaten repromyssiouns; thei stoppiden the mouthis of liouns,
- Wycliffe Bible

who through faith did subdue kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped mouths of lions,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:33


11:33-34 David, in particular, subdued kingdoms. Samuel (not excluding the rest) wrought righteousness. The prophets, in general, obtained promises, both for themselves, and to deliver to others. Prophets also stopped the mouths of lions, as Daniel; and quenched the violence of fire, as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. To these examples, whence the nature of faith clearly appears, those more ancient ones are subjoined, (by a transposition, and in an inverted order,) which receive light from these. Jephthah escaped the edge of the sword; Samson out of weakness was made strong; Barak became valiant in fight; Gideon put to flight armies of the aliens. Faith animates to the most heroic enterprises, both civil and military. Faith overcomes all impediments effects the greatest things; attains to the very best; and inverts, by its miraculous power the very course of nature. #2Sa 8:1|,&c.; 1Sa 8:9,&c.; 1Sa 13:3,&c.; #Da 6:22|; Da 3:27; Jud 12:3; Jud 15:19,&c.; #Jud 16:28|,&c.; Jud 4:14,&c.; Jud 7:21.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:33


Heb 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms. Some of those named subdued kingdoms, as Barak, Gideon, David. Obtained promises. Promises were made to many of the worthies named. Stopped the mouth of lions. The case of Daniel is the most remarkable. See Da 6:20.

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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