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.

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