Hebrews 11:11
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English Standard Version
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.

King James Bible
Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

American Standard Version
By faith even Sarah herself received power to conceive seed when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised:

Douay-Rheims Bible
By faith also Sara herself, being barren, received strength to conceive seed, even past the time of age; because she believed that he was faithful who had promised,

English Revised Version
By faith even Sarah herself received power to conceive seed when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised:

Webster's Bible Translation
Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Weymouth New Testament
Through faith even Sarah herself received strength to become a mother--although she was past the time of life for this--because she judged Him faithful who had given the promise.

Hebrews 11:11 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sarah

Faith prevailing against natural impossibilities. See Romans 4:19-22. Both Abraham and Sarah doubted at first (Genesis 17:17; Genesis 18:12); but both became persuaded of the truthfulness of the promise.

Herself (αὐτὴ)

She who at first doubted.

To conceive seed (εἰς καταβολὴν σπέρματος)

In every other instance in N.T. καταβολή means foundation, and appears in the phrase καταβολὴ κόσμου foundation of the world. Originally it means throwing down; hence, the depositing of the male seed in the womb. The sentence may be explained either, "received strength as regarded the deposition of seed," to fructify it; or, "received strength for the foundation of a posterity," σπέρμα being rendered in accordance with Hebrews 2:16; Hebrews 11:18, and καταβολή in the sense of foundation, as everywhere else in N.T.

And was delivered of a child when she was past age (καὶ παρὰ καιρὸν ἡλικίας)

Was delivered of a child not in the text. Καὶ and that. Rend. "received strength," etc., "and that when she was past age." Παρὰ καιρὸν ἡλικίας, lit. past the season of age. For ἡλικία see on stature, Luke 12:25.

Hebrews 11:11 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Sara.

Genesis 17:17-19 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him that is an hundred years old...

Genesis 18:11-14 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women...

Genesis 21:1,2 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken...

Luke 1:36 And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her...

1 Peter 3:5,6 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves...

because.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Romans 4:20,21 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God...

Cross References
Genesis 17:19
God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him.

Genesis 18:11
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah.

Genesis 21:2
And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him.

Romans 9:8
This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.

Galatians 4:23
But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise.

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

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