Hebrews 11:38
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New International Version
the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.

New Living Translation
They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.

English Standard Version
of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Berean Study Bible
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and hid in caves and holes in the ground.

Berean Literal Bible
of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in deserts, and mountains, and caves, and holes of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

King James Bible
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and on mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.

International Standard Version
The world wasn't worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and from caves to holes in the ground.

NET Bible
(the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth.

New Heart English Bible
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Persons of whom the world was not worthy; and they were as wanderers in desert places and in mountains and in caves and caverns of The Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The world didn't deserve these good people. Some wandered around in deserts and mountains and lived in caves and holes in the ground.

New American Standard 1977
(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(of whom the world was not worthy); they wandered in deserts and in mountains and in dens and caves of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

American King James Version
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

American Standard Version
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in deserts, in mountains, and in dens, and in caved of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
(of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and [in] dens and caverns of the earth.

English Revised Version
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Weymouth New Testament
They wandered across deserts and mountains, or hid themselves in caves and in holes in the ground.

World English Bible
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
of whom the world was not worthy; in deserts wandering, and in mountains, and in caves, and in the holes of the earth;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:32-38 After all our searches into the Scriptures, there is more to be learned from them. We should be pleased to think, how great the number of believers was under the Old Testament, and how strong their faith, though the objects of it were not then so fully made known as now. And we should lament that now, in gospel times, when the rule of faith is more clear and perfect, the number of believers should be so small, and their faith so weak. It is the excellence of the grace of faith, that, while it helps men to do great things, like Gideon, it keeps from high and great thoughts of themselves. Faith, like Barak's, has recourse unto God in all dangers and difficulties, and then makes grateful returns to God for all mercies and deliverances. By faith, the servants of God shall overcome even the roaring lion that goeth about seeking whom he may devour. The believer's faith endures to the end, and, in dying, gives him victory over death and all his deadly enemies, like Samson. The grace of God often fixes upon very undeserving and ill-deserving persons, to do great things for them and by them. But the grace of faith, wherever it is, will put men upon acknowledging God in all their ways, as Jephthah. It will make men bold and courageous in a good cause. Few ever met with greater trials, few ever showed more lively faith, than David, and he has left a testimony as to the trials and acts of faith, in the book of Psalms, which has been, and ever will be, of great value to the people of God. Those are likely to grow up to be distinguished for faith, who begin betimes, like Samuel, to exercise it. And faith will enable a man to serve God and his generation, in whatever way he may be employed. The interests and powers of kings and kingdoms, are often opposed to God and his people; but God can easily subdue all that set themselves against him. It is a greater honour and happiness to work righteousness than to work miracles. By faith we have comfort of the promises; and by faith we are prepared to wait for the promises, and in due time to receive them. And though we do not hope to have our dead relatives or friends restored to life in this world, yet faith will support under the loss of them, and direct to the hope of a better resurrection. Shall we be most amazed at the wickedness of human nature, that it is capable of such awful cruelties to fellow-creatures, or at the excellence of Divine grace, that is able to bear up the faithful under such cruelties, and to carry them safely through all? What a difference between God's judgement of a saint, and man's judgment! The world is not worthy of those scorned, persecuted saints, whom their persecutors reckon unworthy to live. They are not worthy of their company, example, counsel, or other benefits. For they know not what a saint is, nor the worth of a saint, nor how to use him; they hate, and drive such away, as they do the offer of Christ and his grace.
Study Bible
The Faith of Many
37They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they were put to death by the sword. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, oppressed, and mistreated. 38The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and hid in caves and holes in the ground. 39These were all commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised.…
Cross References
Judges 6:2
The power of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.

1 Kings 18:4
for when Jezebel destroyed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water.)

1 Kings 18:13
"Has it not been told to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, that I hid a hundred prophets of the LORD by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water?

1 Kings 19:9
Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

Jeremiah 41:9
Now as for the cistern where Ishmael had cast all the corpses of the men whom he had struck down because of Gedaliah, it was the one that King Asa had made on account of Baasha, king of Israel; Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with the slain.
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1 Kings 17:3 Get you hence, and turn you eastward, and hide yourself by the brook …

1 Kings 18:4,13 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that …

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Psalm 142:1-7 I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did …

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