Hebrews 11:38
New International Version
the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.

New Living Translation
They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.

English Standard Version
of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Berean Study Bible
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and hid in caves and holes in the ground.

Berean Literal Bible
of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in deserts, and mountains, and caves, and holes of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

King James Bible
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and on mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.

Contemporary English Version
The world did not deserve these good people, who had to wander in deserts and on mountains and had to live in caves and holes in the ground.

Good News Translation
The world was not good enough for them! They wandered like refugees in the deserts and hills, living in caves and holes in the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and on mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.

International Standard Version
The world wasn't worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and from caves to holes in the ground.

NET Bible
(the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth.

New Heart English Bible
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Persons of whom the world was not worthy; and they were as wanderers in desert places and in mountains and in caves and caverns of The Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The world didn't deserve these good people. Some wandered around in deserts and mountains and lived in caves and holes in the ground.

New American Standard 1977
(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(of whom the world was not worthy); they wandered in deserts and in mountains and in dens and caves of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

American King James Version
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

American Standard Version
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in deserts, in mountains, and in dens, and in caved of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
(of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and [in] dens and caverns of the earth.

English Revised Version
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Weymouth New Testament
They wandered across deserts and mountains, or hid themselves in caves and in holes in the ground.

World English Bible
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
of whom the world was not worthy; in deserts wandering, and in mountains, and in caves, and in the holes of the earth;
Study Bible
The Faith of Many
37They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they were put to death by the sword. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, oppressed, and mistreated. 38The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and hid in caves and holes in the ground. 39These were all commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised.…
Cross References
Judges 6:2
and the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

1 Kings 18:4
for when Jezebel had slaughtered the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them, fifty men per cave, providing them with food and water.)

1 Kings 18:13
Was it not reported to my lord what I did when Jezebel slaughtered the prophets of the LORD? I hid a hundred prophets of the LORD, fifty men to a cave, and I provided them with food and water.

1 Kings 19:9
There Elijah entered a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

Jeremiah 41:9
Now the cistern into which Ishmael had thrown all the bodies of the men he had struck down along with Gedaliah was a large one that King Asa had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel. Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled it with the slain.

Treasury of Scripture

(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

whom.

1 Kings 14:12,13
Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die…

2 Kings 23:25-29
And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him…

Isaiah 57:1
The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

wandered.

1 Samuel 22:1
David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.

1 Samuel 23:15,19,23
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood…

1 Samuel 24:1-3
And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi…







Lexicon
The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world
κόσμος (kosmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

worthy
ἄξιος (axios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 514: Worthy, worthy of, deserving, comparable, suitable. Probably from ago; deserving, comparable or suitable.

of [them].
ὧν (hōn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

They wandered
πλανώμενοι (planōmenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4105: To lead astray, deceive, cause to wander. From plane; to roam.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

deserts
ἐρημίαις (erēmiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2047: A desert place, desert, uninhabited region. From eremos; solitude.

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

mountains,
ὄρεσιν (oresin)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3735: A mountain, hill. Probably from an obsolete oro; a mountain: -hill, mount(-ain).

and [ hid in ]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

caves
σπηλαίοις (spēlaiois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4693: A cave, den, hideout. Neuter of a presumed derivative of speos; a cavern; by implication, a hiding-place or resort.

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

holes
ὀπαῖς (opais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3692: A crevice (in a rock), a cave, an opening, hole. Probably from optanomai; a hole, i.e. Cavern; by analogy, a spring.

in the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ground.
γῆς (gēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.
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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