Hebrews 11:33
New International Version
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,

New Living Translation
By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions,

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

Berean Study Bible
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and obtained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,

Berean Literal Bible
who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises; shut the mouths of lions,

New American Standard Bible
who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

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

Christian Standard Bible
who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

Contemporary English Version
Their faith helped them conquer kingdoms, and because they did right, God made promises to them. They closed the jaws of lions

Good News Translation
Through faith they fought whole countries and won. They did what was right and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

International Standard Version
Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, received promises, shut the mouths of lions,

NET Bible
Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, gained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions,

New Heart English Bible
who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who by faith conquered Kingdoms and wrought justice, received promises and shut the mouths of lions;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Through faith they conquered kingdoms, did what God approved, and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions,

New American Standard 1977
who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

Jubilee Bible 2000
who by faith won kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

King James 2000 Bible
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

American King James Version
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked 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,

Darby Bible Translation
who by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped lions' mouths,

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,

World English Bible
who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Young's Literal Translation
who through faith did subdue kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped mouths of lions,
Study Bible
The Faith of Many
32And what more shall I say? Time will not allow me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and obtained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched the raging fire, and escaped the edge of the sword; who gained strength from weakness, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight.…
Cross References
Judges 4:1
After Ehud died, the Israelites again did evil in the sight of the LORD.

Judges 14:6
and the Spirit of the LORD took control of him, and he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as one would tear a young goat. But he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.

1 Samuel 12:4
"You have not wronged us or oppressed us," they replied, "nor have you taken anything from the hand of man."

1 Samuel 17:34
David replied, "Your servant has been tending his father's sheep, and whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock,

2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they all went in search of him; but David learned of this and went down to the stronghold.

2 Samuel 7:11
and have done since the day I appointed judges over My people Israel. I will give you rest from all your enemies. The LORD declares to you that He Himself will establish a house for you.

2 Samuel 8:1
Some time later, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Metheg-ammah from the hand of the Philistines.

2 Samuel 8:15
Thus David reigned over all Israel and administered justice and righteousness for all his people:

2 Samuel 10:12
Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and for the cities of our God. May the LORD do what is good in His sight."

Daniel 6:22
My God sent His angel and shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, for I was found innocent in His sight, and I have done no wrong against you, O king."

Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and celebrate, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.

James 2:18
But someone will say, "You have faith and I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.

Treasury of Scripture

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

through.

Joshua 6:1-13:33
Now Jericho was straitly 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: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines…

wrought.

Hebrews 11:4-8,17
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh…

obtained.

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

Hebrews 10:36
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye 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 thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.

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, a young lion roared against him…

1 Samuel 17:33-36
And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth…

Psalm 91:13
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.







Lexicon
who
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

faith
πίστεως (pisteōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

conquered
κατηγωνίσαντο (katēgōnisanto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2610: From kata and agonizomai; to struggle against, i.e. to overcome.

kingdoms,
βασιλείας (basileias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

administered
εἰργάσαντο (eirgasanto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2038: To work, trade, perform, do, practice, commit, acquire by labor.

justice,
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

[and] obtained
ἐπέτυχον (epetychon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2013: To attain, obtain, acquire. From epi and tugchano; to chance upon, i.e. to attain.

what was promised;
ἐπαγγελιῶν (epangeliōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1860: A promise. From epaggello; an announcement.

[who] shut
ἔφραξαν (ephraxan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5420: To stop, close up, obstruct. Apparently a strengthening form of the base of phren; to fence or inclose, i.e., to block up.

[the] mouths
στόματα (stomata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4750: The mouth, speech, eloquence in speech, the point of a sword.

of lions,
λεόντων (leontōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3023: A lion. A primary word; a 'lion'.
(33) Subdued kingdoms.--Better, overcame kingdoms. To all the deliverers of Israel of whom we have read in Hebrews 11:32 (and especially to David, 2 Samuel 8, 10, 11) these words will apply. They also "wrought righteousness," as each judge or king or prophet "executed judgment and justice unto all his people" (2Samuel 8:15).

Obtained promises.--Do these words mean that these men of faith won promises of future blessing (such as were vouchsafed to David and the prophets), or that promises of deliverance were fulfilled to them? There seems no reason for doubting that the writer's language may include both thoughts. The words which follow (though illustrated in the history of Samson and of David) clearly point to Daniel (Hebrews 6).

11:32-38 After all our searches into the Scriptures, there is more to be learned from them. We should be pleased to think, how great the number of believers was under the Old Testament, and how strong their faith, though the objects of it were not then so fully made known as now. And we should lament that now, in gospel times, when the rule of faith is more clear and perfect, the number of believers should be so small, and their faith so weak. It is the excellence of the grace of faith, that, while it helps men to do great things, like Gideon, it keeps from high and great thoughts of themselves. Faith, like Barak's, has recourse unto God in all dangers and difficulties, and then makes grateful returns to God for all mercies and deliverances. By faith, the servants of God shall overcome even the roaring lion that goeth about seeking whom he may devour. The believer's faith endures to the end, and, in dying, gives him victory over death and all his deadly enemies, like Samson. The grace of God often fixes upon very undeserving and ill-deserving persons, to do great things for them and by them. But the grace of faith, wherever it is, will put men upon acknowledging God in all their ways, as Jephthah. It will make men bold and courageous in a good cause. Few ever met with greater trials, few ever showed more lively faith, than David, and he has left a testimony as to the trials and acts of faith, in the book of Psalms, which has been, and ever will be, of great value to the people of God. Those are likely to grow up to be distinguished for faith, who begin betimes, like Samuel, to exercise it. And faith will enable a man to serve God and his generation, in whatever way he may be employed. The interests and powers of kings and kingdoms, are often opposed to God and his people; but God can easily subdue all that set themselves against him. It is a greater honour and happiness to work righteousness than to work miracles. By faith we have comfort of the promises; and by faith we are prepared to wait for the promises, and in due time to receive them. And though we do not hope to have our dead relatives or friends restored to life in this world, yet faith will support under the loss of them, and direct to the hope of a better resurrection. Shall we be most amazed at the wickedness of human nature, that it is capable of such awful cruelties to fellow-creatures, or at the excellence of Divine grace, that is able to bear up the faithful under such cruelties, and to carry them safely through all? What a difference between God's judgement of a saint, and man's judgment! The world is not worthy of those scorned, persecuted saints, whom their persecutors reckon unworthy to live. They are not worthy of their company, example, counsel, or other benefits. For they know not what a saint is, nor the worth of a saint, nor how to use him; they hate, and drive such away, as they do the offer of Christ and his grace.
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