Hebrews 11:2
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New International Version
This is what the ancients were commended for.

New Living Translation
Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.

English Standard Version
For by it the people of old received their commendation.

Berean Study Bible
This is why the ancients were commended.

Berean Literal Bible
For in this the ancients were commended.

New American Standard Bible
For by it the men of old gained approval.

King James Bible
For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For our ancestors won God's approval by it.

International Standard Version
By faith our ancestors won approval.

NET Bible
For by it the people of old received God's commendation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And by this there was a testimony concerning the ancients.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God accepted our ancestors because of their faith.

New American Standard 1977
For by it the men of old gained approval.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by it the elders obtained a good report.

King James 2000 Bible
For by it the elders obtained approval.

American King James Version
For by it the elders obtained a good report.

American Standard Version
For therein the elders had witness borne to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For by this the ancients obtained a testimony.

Darby Bible Translation
For in [the power of] this the elders have obtained testimony.

English Revised Version
For therein the elders had witness borne to them.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Weymouth New Testament
For by it the saints of old won God's approval.

World English Bible
For by this, the elders obtained testimony.

Young's Literal Translation
for in this were the elders testified of;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1-3 Faith always has been the mark of God's servants, from the beginning of the world. Where the principle is planted by the regenerating Spirit of God, it will cause the truth to be received, concerning justification by the sufferings and merits of Christ. And the same things that are the object of our hope, are the object of our faith. It is a firm persuasion and expectation, that God will perform all he has promised to us in Christ. This persuasion gives the soul to enjoy those things now; it gives them a subsistence or reality in the soul, by the first-fruits and foretastes of them. Faith proves to the mind, the reality of things that cannot be seen by the bodily eye. It is a full approval of all God has revealed, as holy, just, and good. This view of faith is explained by many examples of persons in former times, who obtained a good report, or an honourable character in the word of God. Faith was the principle of their holy obedience, remarkable services, and patient sufferings. The Bible gives the most true and exact account of the origin of all things, and we are to believe it, and not to wrest the Scripture account of the creation, because it does not suit with the differing fancies of men. All that we see of the works of creation, were brought into being by the command of God.
Study Bible
Faith and Assurance
1Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see. 2This is why the ancients were commended. 3By faith we understand that the universe was formed by God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.…
Cross References
Hebrews 1:1
On many past occasions and in many different ways, God spoke to our fathers through the prophets.

Hebrews 11:4
By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous when God gave approval to his gifts. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.

Hebrews 11:39
These were all commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised.
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For by it the elders obtained a good report.

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Hebrews 11:4-39 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, …

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