Hebrews 11:35
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New International Version
Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection.

King James Bible
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Darby Bible Translation
Women received their dead again by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted deliverance, that they might get a better resurrection;

World English Bible
Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

Young's Literal Translation
Women received by a rising again their dead, and others were tortured, not accepting the redemption, that a better rising again they might receive,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Women received their dead - As did the widow of Zarephath, 1 Kings 17:21, and the Shunammite, 2 Kings 4:34. What other cases under all the above heads the apostle might have in view, we know not.

Others were tortured - Ετυμπανισθησαν. This is a word concerning the meaning of which the critics are not agreed. Τυμπανον signifies a stick, or baton, which was used in bastinadoing criminals. And τυμπανιζω signifies to beat violently, and is thus explained by the best lexicographers. After considering what others have written on this subject, I am inclined to think that the bastinado on the soles of the feet is what is here designed. That this was a most torturing and dangerous punishment, we learn from the most authentic accounts; and it is practised among the Turks and other Mohammedans to the present day. Mr. Antes, of Fulnek, is Yorkshire, twenty years a resident in Egypt, furnishes the latest account I have met with; he himself was the unhappy subject of his own description. See at the end of this chapter, article 4 (note).

Not accepting deliverance - This looks very like a reference to the case of the mother and her seven sons, mentioned 2 Maccabees 7:1, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Kings 17:22-24 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived...

2 Kings 4:27-37 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away...

Luke 7:12-16 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother...

John 11:40-45 Jesus said to her, Said I not to you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God...

Acts 9:41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.


Acts 22:24,25,29 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging...

not accepting.

Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, judge you.

that they.

Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Mark 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

Luke 14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil...

Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brothers...

Acts 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead...

1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality...

Philippians 3:11 If by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.

October 15. "Faith is the Evidence of Things not Seen" (Heb. xi. 1).
"Faith is the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. xi. 1). True faith drops its letter in the post-office box, and lets it go. Distrust holds on to a corner of it, and wonders that the answer never comes. I have some letters in my desk that have been written for weeks, but there was some slight uncertainty about the address or the contents, so they are yet unmailed. They have not done either me or anybody else any good yet. They will never accomplish anything until I let them go out of my hands and
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

January the First the Unknown Journey
"He went out not knowing whither he went." --HEBREWS xi. 6-10. Abram began his journey without any knowledge of his ultimate destination. He obeyed a noble impulse without any discernment of its consequences. He took "one step," and he did not "ask to see the distant scene." And that is faith, to do God's will here and now, quietly leaving the results to Him. Faith is not concerned with the entire chain; its devoted attention is fixed upon the immediate link. Faith is not knowledge of a moral
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Call of Abraham
I. First, let us LOOK AT ABRAHAM. Abraham's family was originally an idolatrous one; afterwards some beams of light shone in upon the household, and they became worshippers of the true God; but there was much ignorance mingled with their worship, and at least occasionally their old idolatrous habits returned. The Lord who had always fixed on Abraham to be his chosen servant and the father of his chosen people upon earth, made Abraham leave the society of his friends and relatives, and go out of Ur
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Go Back? Never!
"And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is an heavenly...city."--Hebrews 11:15, 16. ABRAHAM left his country at God's command, and he never went back again. The proof of faith lies in perseverance. There is a sort of faith which doth run well for a while, but it is soon ended, and it doth not obey the truth. The Apostle tells us, however, that the people of God were
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 61: 1915

Cross References
1 Kings 17:22
The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived.

1 Kings 17:23
Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, "Look, your son is alive!"

2 Kings 4:36
Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite." And he did. When she came, he said, "Take your son."

2 Kings 4:37
She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out.

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