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Hebrews 11:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— By faith, even concerning things to come, did Isaac bless Jacob and Esau.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— By faith, concerning coming things, Isaac did bless Jacob and Esau;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— By faith also of things to come Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— By faith Isaac blessed Iacob and Esau concerning things to come.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— By faith in that which was to come, Ishok blessed Jakub and Isu.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— By faith in what was to be, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
By faith 4102
{4102} Prime
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
Isaac 2464
{2464} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H3327]; Isaac (that is, Jitschak), the son of Abraham.
blessed 2127
{2127} Prime
From a compound of G2095 and G3056; to speak well of, that is, (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper).
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
Jacob 2384
{2384} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H3290]; Jacob (that is, Ja'akob), the pogenitor of the Israelites; also an Israelite.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Esau 2269
{2269} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H6215]; Esau, an Edomite.
concerning 4012
{4012} Prime
From the base of G4008; properly through (all over), that is, around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
things to come. 3195
{3195} Prime
A strengthened form of G3199 (through the idea of expectation); to intend, that is, be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 11:20

_ _ Jacob is put before Esau, as heir of the chief, namely, the spiritual blessing.

_ _ concerning things to comeGreek,even concerning things to come”: not only concerning things present. Isaac, by faith, assigned to his sons things future, as if they were present.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 11:4-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 11:20

Blessed — Genesis 27:27, Genesis 27:39; prophetically foretold the particular blessings they should partake of. Jacob and Esau — Preferring the elder before the younger.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 11:20

(8) By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

(8) Isaac.

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Genesis 27:27-40 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son [is] as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: ... And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
Genesis 28:2-3 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother. ... And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
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Gn 27:27; 28:2.

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