New International Version
These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised,
King James Bible
And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
Darby Bible Translation
And these all, having obtained witness through faith, did not receive the promise,
World English Bible
These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn't receive the promise,
Young's Literal Translation
and these all, having been testified to through the faith, did not receive the promise,
Hebrews 11:39 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Having obtained a good report (having been witnessed to; see Hebrews 11:2) through faith - It was faith in God which supported all those eminent men who, in different parts of the world, and in different ages, were persecuted for righteousness sake.
Received not the promise - They all heard of the promises made to Abraham of a heavenly rest, and of the promise of the Messiah, for this was a constant tradition; but they died without having seen this Anointed of the Lord. Christ was not in any of their times manifested in the flesh; and of him who was the expectation of all nations, they heard only by the hearing of the ear. This must be the promise, without receiving of which the apostle says they died.
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LibraryOctober 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
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Go Back? Never!
For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance--now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
This is what the ancients were commended for.
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.
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