Hebrews 11:38

“(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Of whome the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dennes and caues of the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

({men} of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wandering in waste places and in mountains and in holes in the rocks; for whom the world was not good enough.
- Basic English Bible

(of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and [in] dens and caverns of the earth.
- Darby Bible

(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
- Webster's Bible

(They were men of whom the world was not worthy.) They wandered across deserts and mountains, or hid themselves in caves and in holes in the ground.
- Weymouth Bible

(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.
- World English Bible

to whiche the world was not worthi. Thei erriden in wildernessis, in mounteynes and dennes, and caues of the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

of whom the world was not worthy; in deserts wandering, and [in] mountains, and [in] caves, and [in] the holes of the earth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:38


11:38 Of whom the world was not worthy - It did not deserve so great a blessing. They wandered - Being driven out from men.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:38


Heb 11:38 Of whom the world was not worthy. When it rejects the good it shows its unworthiness. They wandered in deserts, etc. To hide from persecutors.

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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