Hebrews 11:28
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New International Version
By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.

New Living Translation
It was by faith that Moses commanded the people of Israel to keep the Passover and to sprinkle blood on the doorposts so that the angel of death would not kill their firstborn sons.

English Standard Version
By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.

Berean Study Bible
By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch Israel's own firstborn.

Berean Literal Bible
By faith he has kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that the one destroying the firstborn would not touch them.

New American Standard Bible
By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.

King James Bible
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By faith he instituted the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch the Israelites.

International Standard Version
By faith he established the Passover and the sprinkling of blood to keep the destroyer of the firstborn from touching the people.

NET Bible
By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that the one who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.

New Heart English Bible
By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By faith he observed Passover and sprinkled the blood, lest he who was destroying the firstborn should touch them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Faith led Moses to establish the Passover and spread the blood [on the doorposts] so that the destroying angel would not kill the firstborn sons.

New American Standard 1977
By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the first-born might not touch them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By faith he kept the passover and the sprinkling of the blood lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

King James 2000 Bible
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

American King James Version
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

American Standard Version
By faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By faith he celebrated the pasch, and the shedding of the blood; that he, who destroyed the firstborn, might not touch them.

Darby Bible Translation
By faith he celebrated the passover and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.

English Revised Version
By faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first-born should touch them.

Weymouth New Testament
Through faith he instituted the Passover, and the sprinkling with blood so that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch the Israelites.

World English Bible
By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.

Young's Literal Translation
by faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that He who is destroying the first-born might not touch them.
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.
Study Bible
The Faith of Moses
27By faith Moses left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch Israel’s own firstborn. 29By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to follow, they were drowned.…
Cross References
Exodus 12:13
The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Exodus 12:21
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go and take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.

Exodus 12:23
"For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.

Exodus 12:29
Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.

1 Corinthians 10:10
And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel.
Treasury of Scripture

Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

he kept.

Exodus 12:3-14,21-30 Speak you to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth …

the sprinkling.

Hebrews 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according …

Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of …

Exodus 12:7,13,23 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts …

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification …

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