Hebrews 11:15
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English Standard Version
If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return.

King James Bible
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

American Standard Version
And if indeed they had been mindful of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And truly if they had been mindful of that from whence they came out, they had doubtless time to return.

English Revised Version
And if indeed they had been mindful of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.

Webster's Bible Translation
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came, they might have had opportunity to return.

Weymouth New Testament
And if they had cherished the remembrance of the country they had left, they would have found an opportunity to return;

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Vincent's Word Studies

If they had been mindful (εἰ ἐμνημόνευον)

In N.T. habitually remember. So invariably in lxx. The meaning here is, that if, in their declaration (Hebrews 11:14) that they were seeking a country, they had called to mind the country from which they came out, they could have returned thither, so that it is evident that they did not mean that country.

To have returned (ἀνακάμψαι)

Rend. "to return." Lit. bend their way back again (ἀνα).

Hebrews 11:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mindful.

Genesis 11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife...

Genesis 12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

Genesis 24:6-8 And Abraham said to him, Beware you that you bring not my son thither again...

Genesis 31:18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram...

Genesis 32:9-11 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which said to me, Return to your country...

Cross References
Genesis 24:4
but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

Genesis 24:6
Abraham said to him, "See to it that you do not take my son back there.

Hebrews 11:14
For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.

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