Hebrews 11:26
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New International Version
He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

New Living Translation
He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward.

English Standard Version
He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.

New American Standard Bible
considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.

King James Bible
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward.

International Standard Version
He thought that being insulted for the sake of the Messiah was of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

NET Bible
He regarded abuse suffered for Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for his eyes were fixed on the reward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he considered that the reproach of The Messiah was much greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was attentive to the payment of the reward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He thought that being insulted for Christ would be better than having the treasures of Egypt. He was looking ahead to his reward.

Jubilee Bible 2000
esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

King James 2000 Bible
Esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he looked for the recompense of the reward.

American King James Version
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect to the recompense of the reward.

American Standard Version
accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he looked unto the recompense of reward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasure of the Egyptians. For he looked unto the reward.

Darby Bible Translation
esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he had respect to the recompense.

English Revised Version
accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he looked unto the recompense of reward.

Webster's Bible Translation
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he had respect to the recompense of the reward.

Weymouth New Testament
because he deemed the reproaches which he might meet with in the service of the Christ to be greater riches than all the treasures of Egypt; for he fixed his gaze on the coming reward.

World English Bible
accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

Young's Literal Translation
greater wealth having reckoned the reproach of the Christ than the treasures in Egypt, for he did look to the recompense of reward;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Esteeming the reproach of Christ,.... That is, either Christ personal; meaning not any reproach that lay upon Christ, as the immediate object of it; nor upon the people of Israel for the delay of his coming; but rather for the sake of Christ: Christ was made known to the Old Testament saints, and they believed in him; he was typified by sacrifices which they offered; and they were reproached for his sake, for the sacrifices they offered, and for the worship they performed, for their faith in the Messiah, and their expectation of him: or this may be understood of Christ mystical, the church; called Christ, because of the union, communion, sympathy, and likeness there is between them, insomuch that what is done to the one, is done to the other: when the saints are reproached, Christ himself is reproached; and therefore all reproaches of this nature should be bore willingly, cheerfully, courageously, patiently, and constantly: and such Moses reckoned

greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; he counted reproach itself riches; that is, he esteemed that riches for which he was reproached, as Christ, his word, and ordinances, and communion with the saints in them; all which are comparable to gold, silver, and precious stones; yea, are more valuable and desirable than thousands of gold and silver, or than the treasures in Egypt, which were very large; money, cattle, and lands coming into the hands of the king, through the seven years' famine in it, Genesis 47:14 and for which immense treasure, treasure cities were built, Exodus 1:11 which would have become Moses's, had he been Pharaoh's successor, to which he bid fair, before he discovered himself.

For he had respect unto the recompence of the reward; by which is meant, either the deliverance of the Israelites from their bondage, which he judged a sufficient recompence for all his afflictions and reproaches he endured, as the Apostle Paul did for the elect's sake, for the sake of Christ's body the church, Colossians 1:24 or the enjoyment of the land of Canaan, promised for an inheritance to the seed of Abraham; or the enjoyment of God's presence among his people, who is their shield, and exceeding great reward; or rather eternal glory, which is the reward of the inheritance, and is a reward of grace, and not of debt; this he had respect unto, looked for, and believed he should enjoy; so that his faith was of things unseen; and this caused him to prefer even afflictions with the saints, and reproaches for Christ, to all worldly riches and grandeur.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. Esteeming—Inasmuch as he esteemed.

the reproach of Christ—that is, the reproach which falls on the Church, and which Christ regards as His own reproach, He being the Head, and the Church (both of the Old and New Testament) His body. Israel typified Christ; Israel's sufferings were Christ's sufferings (compare 2Co 1:5; Col 1:24). As uncircumcision was Egypt's reproach, so circumcision was the badge of Israel's expectation of Christ, which Moses especially cherished, and which the Gentiles reproached Israel on account of. Christ's people's reproach will ere long be their great glory.

had respect unto, &c.—Greek, "turning his eyes away from other considerations, he fixed them on the (eternal) recompense" (Heb 11:39, 40).

Hebrews 11:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Faith of Moses
25choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.…
Cross References
Luke 14:33
In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.

Philippians 3:7
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

Hebrews 2:2
For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,

Hebrews 13:13
Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.

1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
Treasury of Scripture

Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect to the recompense of the reward.

the reproach.

Hebrews 10:33 Partly, whilst you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and afflictions; …

Hebrews 13:13 Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

Psalm 69:7,20 Because for your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face…

Psalm 89:50,51 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my …

Isaiah 51:7 Listen to me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart …

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that …

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, …

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, …

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which …

1 Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the …

of Christ. or, for Christ. greater.

Psalm 37:16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; …

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know …

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) …

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …

for he had. See on ver.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes …

Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression …

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.

Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of …

Proverbs 11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness …

Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and your expectation shall not be cut off.

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: …

Matthew 6:1 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: …

Matthew 10:41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive …

Luke 14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you …

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