Hebrews 11:20
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New International Version
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.

New Living Translation
It was by faith that Isaac promised blessings for the future to his sons, Jacob and Esau.

English Standard Version
By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau.

Berean Study Bible
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the future.

Berean Literal Bible
By faith also Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the things coming.

New American Standard Bible
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.

King James Bible
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

International Standard Version
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.

NET Bible
By faith also Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the future.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By the faith of what was future, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Faith led Isaac to bless Jacob and Esau.

New American Standard 1977
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning what they should become.

King James 2000 Bible
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

American King James Version
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

American Standard Version
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By faith also of things to come, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.

Darby Bible Translation
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

English Revised Version
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.

Webster's Bible Translation
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

Weymouth New Testament
Through faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even in connexion with things soon to come.

World English Bible
By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.

Young's Literal Translation
By faith, concerning coming things, Isaac did bless Jacob and Esau;
Study Bible
The Faith of Isaac, Jacob, Joseph
19Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and in a sense, he did receive Isaac back from death. 20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the future. 21By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.…
Word Study

Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

And, even, also, namely.

(Hebrew), Isaac, the patriarch. Of Hebrew origin; Isaac, the son of Abraham.

(lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

Of Hebrew origin; Jacob, the progenitor of the Israelites.

And, even, also, namely.

Esau, elder son of Isaac the patriarch, brother of Jacob. Of Hebrew origin; Esau, an Edomite.

concerning
peri (Prep)
From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

[the things] coming.
mellontōn (V-PPA-GNP)
A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:20-31 Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, concerning things to come. Things present are not the best things; no man knoweth love or hatred by having them or wanting them. Jacob lived by faith, and he died by faith, and in faith. Though the grace of faith is of use always through our whole lives, it is especially so when we come to die. Faith has a great work to do at last, to help the believer to die to the Lord, so as to honour him, by patience, hope, and joy. Joseph was tried by temptations to sin, by persecution for keeping his integrity; and he was tried by honours and power in the court of Pharaoh, yet his faith carried him through. It is a great mercy to be free from wicked laws and edicts; but when we are not so, we must use all lawful means for our security. In this faith of Moses' parents there was a mixture of unbelief, but God was pleased to overlook it. Faith gives strength against the sinful, slavish fear of men; it sets God before the soul, shows the vanity of the creature, and that all must give way to the will and power of God. The pleasures of sin are, and will be, but short; they must end either in speedy repentance or in speedy ruin. The pleasures of this world are for the most part the pleasures of sin; they are always so when we cannot enjoy them without deserting God and his people. Suffering is to be chosen rather than sin; there being more evil in the least sin, than there can be in the greatest suffering. God's people are, and always have been, a reproached people. Christ accounts himself reproached in their reproaches; and thus they become greater riches than the treasures of the richest empire in the world. Moses made his choice when ripe for judgment and enjoyment, able to know what he did, and why he did it. It is needful for persons to be seriously religious; to despise the world, when most capable of relishing and enjoying it. Believers may and ought to have respect to the recompence of reward. By faith we may be fully sure of God's providence, and of his gracious and powerful presence with us. Such a sight of God will enable believers to keep on to the end, whatever they may meet in the way. It is not owing to our own righteousness, or best performances, that we are saved from the wrath of God; but to the blood of Christ, and his imputed righteousness. True faith makes sin bitter to the soul, even while it receives the pardon and atonement. All our spiritual privileges on earth, should quicken us in our way to heaven. The Lord will make even Babylon fall before the faith of his people, and when he has some great thing to do for them, he raises up great and strong faith in them. A true believer is desirous, not only to be in covenant with God, but in communion with the people of God; and is willing to fare as they fare. By her works Rahab declared herself to be just. That she was not justified by her works appears plainly; because the work she did was faulty in the manner, and not perfectly good, therefore it could not be answerable to the perfect justice or righteousness of God.
Cross References
Genesis 27:4
and prepare a savory dish for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so that my soul may bless you before I die."

Genesis 27:27
So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said, "See, the smell of my son Is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;

Genesis 27:39
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, And away from the dew of heaven from above.
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