New Living Translation
Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad."
King James Bible
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Darby Bible Translation
Your father Abraham exulted in that he should see my day, and he saw and rejoiced.
World English Bible
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad."
Young's Literal Translation
Abraham, your father, was glad that he might see my day; and he saw, and did rejoice.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:56 He saw it - By faith in types, figures, and promises; as particularly in Melchisedec; in the appearance of Jehovah to him in the plains of Mamre, Gen 18:1; and in the promise that in his seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed. Possibly he had likewise a peculiar revelation either of Christ's first or second coming.
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I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn't see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn't hear it.
Yes, I realize that you are descendants of Abraham. And yet some of you are trying to kill me because there's no room in your hearts for my message.
"Our father is Abraham!" they declared. "No," Jesus replied, "for if you were really the children of Abraham, you would follow his example.
Jesus replied, "I have already told you, and you don't believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father's name.
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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