New International Version
Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
King James Bible
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
Darby Bible Translation
counting that God [was] able to raise [him] even from among [the] dead, whence also he received him in a figure.
World English Bible
concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.
Young's Literal Translation
reckoning that even out of the dead God is able to raise up, whence also in a figure he did receive him.
Hebrews 11:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To raise him up, even from the dead - Abraham staggered not at the promise through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. The resurrection of the dead must have been a doctrine of the patriarchs; they expected a heavenly inheritance, they saw they died as did other men, and they must have known that they could not enjoy it but in consequence of a resurrection from the dead.
He received him in a figure - Εν παραβολῃ· In my discourse on parabolical writing at the end of Matthew 13, I have shown (signification #9) that παραβολη sometimes means a daring exploit, a jeoparding of the life; and have referred to this place. I think it should be so understood here, as pointing out the very imminent danger he was in of losing his life. The clause may therefore be thus translated: "Accounting that God was able to raise him up from the dead, from whence he had received him, he being in the most imminent danger of losing his life." It is not, therefore, the natural deadness of Abraham and Sarah to which the apostle alludes, but the death to which Isaac on this occasion was exposed, and which he escaped by the immediate interference of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryOctober 15. "Faith is the Evidence of Things not Seen" (Heb. xi. 1).
"Faith is the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. xi. 1). True faith drops its letter in the post-office box, and lets it go. Distrust holds on to a corner of it, and wonders that the answer never comes. I have some letters in my desk that have been written for weeks, but there was some slight uncertainty about the address or the contents, so they are yet unmailed. They have not done either me or anybody else any good yet. They will never accomplish anything until I let them go out of my hands and …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
January the First the Unknown Journey
The Call of Abraham
Go Back? Never!
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper.
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