Hebrews 11:39

“And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And these all hauing obtained a good report through faith, receiued not the promise:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And not one of these got the good things of the agreement, though they all had a good record through faith,
- Basic English Bible

And these all, having obtained witness through faith, did not receive the promise,
- Darby Bible

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
- Webster's Bible

And although by their faith all these people won God's approval, none of them received the fulfilment of His great promise;
- Weymouth Bible

These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn't receive the promise,
- World English Bible

And alle these, preued bi witnessing of feith, token not repromyssioun;
- Wycliffe Bible

and these all, having been testified to through the faith, did not receive the promise,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:39


11:39 And all these - Though they obtained a good testimony, #Heb 11:2|, yet did not receive the great promise, the heavenly inheritance.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:39


Heb 11:39 And these all . . . received not the promise. By the power of faith they lived holy and heroic lives, but all died without having seen the fulfillment of the promise of a Deliverer.

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • Servant of God
    Paul speaks of faith being things unseen, things hoped for and recounts Old Testament history with which he was a scholar. His faith in God was guided by knowledge of the Word and God promises given to His Chosen, as the Jews were acknowledged to be. Then the Christ appeared to him, and told Paul that he had a special mission for him. Paul was chosen for his faith even though he denied Christ.
  • 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
  • Daniel
    Faith, believing with all we have mind, body and soul anything is possible through the word of God. Christ said having faith a grain of mustard seed, you could command a mountain to move and so it shall be done. Without faith hope is not provided proper justice.

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