Hebrews 11:29
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English Standard Version
By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned.

King James Bible
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

American Standard Version
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By faith they passed through the Red Sea, as by dry land: which the Egyptians attempting, were swallowed up.

English Revised Version
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up.

Webster's Bible Translation
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians essaying to do were drowned.

Weymouth New Testament
Through faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing over dry land, but the Egyptians, when they tried to do the same, were swallowed up.

Hebrews 11:29 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Passed through (διέβησαν)

Only three times in N.T. See Luke 16:26; Acts 16:9. The simple Βαίνην does not occur in N.T.

The Red Sea (τὴν Ἐρυθρὰν θάλασσαν)

Called by the Israelites the sea, Exodus 14:2, Exodus 14:9, Exodus 14:16, Exodus 14:21, Exodus 14:28, etc., and, specially, the sea of Suph (sedge, seeds). In lxx always as here except Judges 11:16, where it is θάλασσα Σὶφ i.e. Suph. By the Greeks the name was at first applied to the whole ocean from the coast of Ethiopia to the island of Taprobana or Ceylon. Afterward, when they learned of the existence of an Indian Ocean, they applied the name merely to the sea below Arabia, and to the Arabian and Persian gulfs.

Which the Egyptians assaying to do (ἧς πεῖραν λαβόντες οἱ Αιγύπτιοι)

The A.V. has assaying, according to the older English usage. Assay is now chiefly used of the testing of precious metals; but in the sense of try it is found in Piers Ploughman, Gower, Chaucer, Shakespeare. Lit. of which (sea) the Egyptians having taken trial. The phrase πεῖραν λαμβάνειν to take trial occurs also in lxx, Deuteronomy 28:56. In N.T. only here and Hebrews 11:36.

Were drowned (κατεπόθησαν)

Lit. were drunk down. See on Matthew 23:24. Comp. lxx, Exodus 15:4, and in N.T. 1 Corinthians 15:54; 2 Corinthians 2:7; 2 Corinthians 5:4.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 14:13-31 And Moses said to the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day...

Exodus 15:1-21 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying, I will sing to the LORD...

Joshua 2:10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when you came out of Egypt...

Nehemiah 9:11 And you did divide the sea before them, so that they went through the middle of the sea on the dry land...

Psalm 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.

Psalm 78:13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.

Psalm 106:9-11 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness...

Psalm 114:1-5 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language...

Psalm 136:13-15 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endures for ever...

Isaiah 11:15,16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river...

Isaiah 51:9,10 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old...

Isaiah 63:11-16 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying...

Habakkuk 3:8-10 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was your anger against the rivers? was your wrath against the sea...

Cross References
Exodus 14:22
And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

Exodus 14:27
So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal course when the morning appeared. And as the Egyptians fled into it, the LORD threw the Egyptians into the midst of the sea.

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