Hebrews 11:5
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English Standard Version
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.

King James Bible
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

American Standard Version
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God translated him: for he hath had witness borne to him that before his translation he had been well-pleasing unto God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
By faith Henoch was translated, that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had testimony that he pleased God.

English Revised Version
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God translated him: for before his translation he hath had witness borne to him that he had been well-pleasing unto God:

Webster's Bible Translation
By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Weymouth New Testament
Through faith Enoch was taken from the earth so that he did not see death, and he could not be found, because God had taken him; for before he was taken we have evidence that he truly pleased God.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Enoch

Genesis 5:21-24. Comp. Sir. 44:16; 49:14; Wisd. 4:10.

Was translated (μετετέθη)

The verb used of Enoch's translation, lxx, Genesis 5:24. In Acts 7:16 of the transporting of the remains of Jacob and his sons to Sychem. In Galatians 1:6, of the sudden change in the religious attitude of the Galatians. In Hebrews 7:12, of the change in the priesthood.

That he should not see death (τοῦ μὴ ἰδεῖν θάνατον)

This may signify the purpose of his translation, but probably refers to the result. He was translated so that he did not see death. Comp. Matthew 21:32; Acts 7:19; Romans 7:3.

Was not found because God had translated him (οὐχ ηὑρίσκετο διότι μετέθηκεν αὐτὸν ὁ θεός)

Cited from lxx, Genesis 5:24. For had translated rend. translated.

He had this testimony (μεμαρτύρηται)

Rev properly preserves the force of the perfect tense, "he hath had witness born to him." The testimony still stands on record.

That he pleased God

Rend. hath pleased. Comp. lxx, Genesis 5:22, Genesis 5:24. Faith was exhibited by Enoch in walking with God (comp. A.V. Genesis 5:22, "walked with God," and lxx, εὐαρέστησε pleased God). Faith creates close personal relation.

Hebrews 11:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Enoch.

Genesis 5:22-24 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters...

Luke 3:37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel...

Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints,

translated.

2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire...

Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

John 8:51,52 Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death...

and was.

2 Kings 2:16,17 And they said to him, Behold now, there be with your servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray you, and seek your master...

Jeremiah 36:26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel...

Revelation 11:9-12 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half...

this testimony.

Hebrews 11:3,4 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God...

that he.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is...

Genesis 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Romans 8:8,9 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God...

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God...

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Cross References
Genesis 5:21
When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah.

Genesis 5:24
Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.

2 Kings 2:1
Now when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.

Luke 2:26
And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

John 8:51
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."

Hebrews 2:9
But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

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