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Hebrews 11:39 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And these all, having obtained witness through faith, did not receive the promise,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, these all, though they obtained witness through their faith, yet bare not away, the promise:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and these all, having been testified to through the faith, did not receive the promise,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And all these, being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the promise:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And these all hauing obtained a good report through faith, receiued not the promise:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And these all, of whom there hath been (such) a testimony concerning their faith, received not the promise;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And all these, of whose faith there is testimony, received not the promise:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
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.
these 3778
{3778} Prime
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
all, 3956
{3956} Prime
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
having obtained a good report 3140
{3140} Prime
From G3144; to be a witness, that is, testify (literally or figuratively).
<5685> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 215
through 1223
{1223} Prime
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
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.
received 2865
{2865} Prime
From a primary word κολυμβος [[komeo]] (to tend, that is, take care of); properly to provide for, that is, (by implication) to carry off (as if from harm; generally obtain).
<5668> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 88
not 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
promise: 1860
{1860} Prime
From G1861; an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; especially a divine assurance of good).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 11:39

_ _ having obtained a good reportGreek, “being borne witness of.” Though they were so, yet “they received not the promise,” that is, the final completion of “salvation” promised at Christ’s coming again (Hebrews 9:28); “the eternal inheritance” (Hebrews 9:15). Abraham did obtain the very thing promised (Hebrews 6:15) in part, namely, blessedness in soul after death, by virtue of faith in Christ about to come. The full blessedness of body and soul shall not be till the full number of the elect shall be accomplished, and all together, no one preceding the other, shall enter on the full glory and bliss. Moreover, in another point of view, “It is probable that some accumulation of blessedness was added to holy souls, when Christ came and fulfilled all things even as at His burial many rose from the dead, who doubtless ascended to heaven with Him” [Flacius in Bengel]. (Compare Note, see on Ephesians 4:8). The perfecting of believers in title, and in respect to conscience, took place once for all, at the death of Christ, by virtue of His being made by death perfect as Savior. Their perfecting in soul at, and ever after Christ’s death, took place, and takes place at their death. But the universal and final perfecting will not take place till Christ’s coming.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 11:32-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 11:39

And all these — Though they obtained a good testimony, Hebrews 11:2, yet did not receive the great promise, the heavenly inheritance.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 11:39

(16) And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received (y) not the promise:

(16) An amplification taken from the circumstance of the time: their faith is so much the more to be marvelled at, by how much the promises of things to come were more dark, yet at length were indeed exhibited to us, so that their faith and ours is as one, as is also their consecration and ours.

(y) But saw Christ afar off.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Hebrews 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Luke 10:23-24 And he turned him unto [his] disciples, and said privately, Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things that ye see: ... For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
1 Peter 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
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