Hebrews 11:15
New International Version
If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.

New Living Translation
If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back.

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

Berean Study Bible
If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed if they had been remembering that from where they came 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.

New King James Version
And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return.

New American Standard Bible
And indeed if they had been thinking of that country which they left, they would have had opportunity to return.

NASB 1995
And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.

NASB 1977
And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.

Amplified Bible
And if they had been thinking of that country from which they departed [as their true home], they would have had [a continuing] opportunity to return.

Christian Standard Bible
If they were thinking about where they came from, they would have had an opportunity to return.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If they were thinking about where they came from, they would have had an opportunity to return.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if they had been seeking that city which they had left, they had time to return again to it.

Contemporary English Version
If they had been talking about the land where they had once lived, they could have gone back at any time.

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.

Good News Translation
They did not keep thinking about the country they had left; if they had, they would have had the chance to return.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If they had been thinking about the country that they had left, they could have found a way to go back.

International Standard Version
If they had been thinking about what they had left behind, they would have had an opportunity to go back.

Literal Standard Version
and if, indeed, they had been mindful of that from which they came forth, they might have had an opportunity to return,

NET Bible
In fact, if they had been thinking of the land that they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.

New Heart English Bible
If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time 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;

World English Bible
If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.

Young's Literal Translation
and if, indeed, they had been mindful of that from which they came forth, they might have had an opportunity to return,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Faith of Abraham and Sarah
14Now those who say such things show that they are seeking a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16Instead, they were longing for a better country, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.…

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

Genesis 24:6
Abraham replied, "Make sure that you do not take my son back there.

Hebrews 11:14
Now those who say such things show that they are seeking a country of their own.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

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 unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again…









(15) They might have had.--Rather, they would have had opportunity to return. All their life long they would have been able to claim again their earlier fatherland, by returning whence they came.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

they had been thinking of
ἐμνημόνευον (emnēmoneuon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3421: From a derivative of mneme; to exercise memory, i.e. Recollect; by implication, to punish; also to rehearse.

[the country]
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

they had left,
ἐξέβησαν (exebēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1545: (a) a way out, escape, (b) result, issue. From a compound of ek and the base of basis; an exit.

they would have had
εἶχον (eichon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

opportunity
καιρὸν (kairon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

to return.
ἀνακάμψαι (anakampsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 344: To bend or turn back; I return. From ana and kampto; to turn back.


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