New Living Translation
All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:39 And all these - Though they obtained a good testimony, Heb 11:2, yet did not receive the great promise, the heavenly inheritance.
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 …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Noah's Faith, Fear, Obedience, and Salvation
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That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.
All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth.
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