Hebrews 11:33
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English Standard Version
who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

King James Bible
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

American Standard Version
who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

English Revised Version
who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Webster's Bible Translation
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Weymouth New Testament
men who, as the result of faith, conquered whole kingdoms, brought about true justice, obtained promises from God, stopped lions' mouths,

Hebrews 11:33 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Through faith (διὰ πίστεως)

This formula is now substituted for the instrumental dative πίστει by faith. The reason for the change cannot perhaps be accurately formulated, but will be appreciated by one who feels the Greek idioms as better suiting the more general illustrations which follow.

Subdued kingdoms (κατηγωνίσαντο βασιλείας)

The verb N.T.o , olxx, signifies fought down; overcame by struggle, as Barak, Judges 4; Gideon, Judges 7; Jephthah, Judges 11; David, 2 Samuel 5.

Wrought righteousness (ἠργάσαντο δικαιοσύνην)

For the phrase comp. Acts 10:35. Referring not merely to their personal virtues, but to the public exercise of these as leaders, as 2 Samuel 8:15; 1 Chronicles 18:14; 1 Samuel 12:4. Faith showed itself in the association of righteousness with power. Comp. Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 54:14; 1 Kings 10:9.

Obtained promises (ἐπέτυχον ἐπαγγελιῶν)

See on Hebrews 6:15.

Stopped (ἔφραξαν)

The verb means to fence in; block up. Rare in N.T. See Romans 3:19; 2 Corinthians 11:10, and comp. φραγμός a fence, Matthew 21:33; Ephesians 2:14. Occasionally in lxx, as Job 38:8; Proverbs 21:13; Zechariah 14:5. The reference is no doubt to Daniel, Daniel 6:22; comp. 1 Macc. 2:60.

Hebrews 11:33 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

through.

Joshua 6:1-13:33 Now Jericho was straightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in...

2 Samuel 5:4-25 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years...

2 Samuel 8:1-14 And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them...

Psalm 18:32-34 It is God that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect...

Psalm 44:2-6 How you did drive out the heathen with your hand, and planted them; how you did afflict the people, and cast them out...

Psalm 144:1,2,10 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight...

wrought. See on ver.

Hebrews 11:4-8,17 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous...

obtained. See on ch.

Hebrews 6:12-15 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises...

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

2 Samuel 7:11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies...

*etc:

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed...

stopped.

Judges 14:5,6 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold...

1 Samuel 17:33-36 And Saul said to David, You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for you are but a youth...

Psalm 91:13 You shall tread on the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under feet.

Daniel 6:20-23 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel: and the king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel...

2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known...

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

Cross References
Judges 4:1
And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD after Ehud died.

Judges 14:6
Then the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and although he had nothing in his hand, he tore the lion in pieces as one tears a young goat. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.

1 Samuel 12:4
They said, "You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man's hand."

1 Samuel 17:34
But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock,

2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. But David heard of it and went down to the stronghold.

2 Samuel 7:11
from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house.

2 Samuel 8:1
After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.

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