New Living Translation
They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in 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.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:38 Of whom the world was not worthy - It did not deserve so great a blessing. They wandered - Being driven out from men.
I do think this triumph of faith over sin is not the least here recorded, but that if there be any superiority ascribable to any one of faith's exploits, this is, in some sense, the greatest of all. What! faith, didst thou fight with hideous lust? What! wouldst thou struggle with the fiery passion which sendeth forth flame from human breasts? What! wouldst thou touch with thy hallowed fingers foul and bestial debauchery? "Yea," says faith, "I did encounter this abomination of iniquity; I delivered …
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The Midianites were so cruel that the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.
1 Kings 18:4
Once when Jezebel had tried to kill all the LORD's prophets, Obadiah had hidden 100 of them in two caves. He put fifty prophets in each cave and supplied them with food and water.)
1 Kings 18:13
Has no one told you, my lord, about the time when Jezebel was trying to kill the LORD's prophets? I hid 100 of them in two caves and supplied them with food and water.
1 Kings 19:9
There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. But the LORD said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
The cistern where Ishmael dumped the bodies of the men he murdered was the large one dug by King Asa when he fortified Mizpah to protect himself against King Baasha of Israel. Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled it with corpses.
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