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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
(of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and [in] dens and caverns of the earth.
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;
Hebrews 11:38 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Of whom the world was not worthy - Yet they were obliged to wander by day in deserts and mountains, driven from the society of men, and often obliged to hide by night in dens and caves of the earth, to conceal themselves from the brutal rage of men. Perhaps he refers here principally to the case of Elijah, and the hundred prophets hidden in caves by Obadiah, and fed with bread and water. See 1 Kings 18:4. David was often obliged thus to hide himself from Saul; 1 Samuel 24:3, etc.
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Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds.
1 Kings 18:4
While Jezebel was killing off the LORD's prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.)
1 Kings 18:13
Haven't you heard, my lord, what I did while Jezebel was killing the prophets of the LORD? I hid a hundred of the LORD's prophets in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water.
1 Kings 19:9
There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him: "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
Now the cistern where he threw all the bodies of the men he had killed along with Gedaliah was the one King Asa had made as part of his defense against Baasha king of Israel. Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled it with the dead.
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