Hebrews 11:19
New International Version
Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

New Living Translation
Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.

English Standard Version
He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.

Berean Study Bible
Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and in a sense, he did receive Isaac back from death.

Berean Literal Bible
having reasoned that God was able even to raise him out from the dead, from where he received him also in a simile.

King James Bible
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

New King James Version
concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.

New American Standard Bible
He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.

NASB 1995
He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.

NASB 1977
He considered that God is able to raise men even from the dead; from which he also received him back as a type.

Amplified Bible
For he considered [it reasonable to believe] that God was able to raise Isaac even from among the dead. [Indeed, in the sense that he was prepared to sacrifice Isaac in obedience to God] Abraham did receive him back [from the dead] figuratively speaking.

Christian Standard Bible
He considered God to be able even to raise someone from the dead; therefore, he received him back, figuratively speaking.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He considered God to be able even to raise someone from the dead, and as an illustration, he received him back.

American Standard Version
accounting that God is able to raise up, even from the dead; from whence he did also in a figure receive him back.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he accepted in his soul that God was able to raise him from the dead, and because of this, he was given to him in a simile.

Contemporary English Version
because he was sure that God could raise people to life. This was just like getting Isaac back from death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Whereupon also he received him for a parable.

English Revised Version
accounting that God is able to raise up, even from the dead; from whence he did also in a parable receive him back.

Good News Translation
Abraham reckoned that God was able to raise Isaac from death--and, so to speak, Abraham did receive Isaac back from death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham believed that God could bring Isaac back from the dead. Abraham did receive Isaac back from the dead in a figurative sense.

International Standard Version
Abraham was certain that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did get Isaac back in this way.

Literal Standard Version
reckoning that God is even able to raise up out of the dead, from where also in a figurative sense he received [him].

NET Bible
and he reasoned that God could even raise him from the dead, and in a sense he received him back from there.

New Heart English Bible
concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.

Weymouth New Testament
For he reckoned that God is even able to raise a man up from among the dead, and, figuratively speaking, it was from among the dead that he received Isaac again.

World English Bible
concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.

Young's Literal Translation
reckoning that even out of the dead God is able to raise up, whence also in a figure he did receive him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Faith of Abraham and Sarah
18even though God had said to him, “Through Isaac your offspring will be reckoned.” 19Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and in a sense, he did receive Isaac back from death. 20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the future.…

Cross References
Matthew 12:36
But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.

Romans 4:21
being fully persuaded that God was able to do what He had promised.

Hebrews 9:9
It is an illustration for the present time, because the gifts and sacrifices being offered were unable to cleanse the conscience of the worshiper.


Treasury of Scripture

Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from where also he received him in a figure.

God.

Genesis 22:5
And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

Matthew 9:28
And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

Romans 4:17-21
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were…

from the.

Hebrews 11:11,12
Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised…

Hebrews 9:24
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Genesis 22:4,13
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off…









(19) That God was able.--These words are better taken as the expression of a general truth--"Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead.' The faith which tests and brings conviction of the things not seen made this reasoning possible, and gave power to act upon it even when Isaac must be slain.

From whence also.--Better, from whence he did in a figure (literally, a parable) receive him. As in a figure the offering was completely carried out (Hebrews 11:17), so also in figure he received his son back from the dead.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[Abraham] reasoned
λογισάμενος (logisamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3049: To reckon, count, charge with; reason, decide, conclude; think, suppose.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

God
Θεός (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

could
δυνατὸς (dynatos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1415: (a) of persons: powerful, able, (b) of things: possible. From dunamai; powerful or capable; neuter possible.

raise
ἐγείρειν (egeirein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1453: (a) I wake, arouse, (b) I raise up. Probably akin to the base of agora; to waken, i.e. Rouse.

[the] dead,
νεκρῶν (nekrōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.

[and] in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

a sense,
παραβολῇ (parabolē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3850: From paraballo; a similitude, i.e. fictitious narrative, apothegm or adage.

he did receive
ἐκομίσατο (ekomisato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2865: From a primary komeo; properly, to provide for, i.e. to carry off.

[Isaac]
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

back
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

from [death].
ὅθεν (hothen)
Adverb
Strong's 3606: From hos with the directive enclitic of source; from which place or source or cause.


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