Hebrews 11:9
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English Standard Version
By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.

King James Bible
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

American Standard Version
By faith he became a sojourner in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

Douay-Rheims Bible
By faith he abode in the land, dwelling in cottages, with Isaac and Jacob, the co-heirs of the same promise.

English Revised Version
By faith he became a sojourner in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

Webster's Bible Translation
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a foreign country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

Weymouth New Testament
Through faith he came and made his home for a time in a land which had been promised to him, as if in a foreign country, living in tents together with Isaac and Jacob, sharers with him in the same promise;

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Vincent's Word Studies

He sojourned in (παρῴκησεν εἰς)

The verb lit. to dwell beside or among. Πάροικος, a foreigner dwelling in a state without rights of citizenship. In Class. only in the sense of neighbor. See on Luke 24:18. The verb of rest with the preposition of motion (only here) signifies that he went into the land and dwelt there. Usually with ἐν in, but sometimes with the simple accusative, as Luke 24:18; Genesis 17:8; Exodus 6:4.

Land of promise (γῆν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας)

Note the article, omitted in A.V., the promise: the land which was designated in the promise of God. See Genesis 12:7; Genesis 13:15. The phrase N.T.o. There is no corresponding phrase in O.T.

Strange (ἀλλοτρίαν)

Another (ἄλλη) land than his own. So lxx, Genesis 15:13. Comp. Acts 7:6.

In tabernacles (ἐν σκηναῖς)

Or tents, as a migratory people, without a permanent home.

The heirs with him (τῶν συνκληρονόμων)

Joint-heirs or fellow-heirs. olxx, oClass. See Romans 8:17; Ephesians 3:6; 1 Peter 3:7. The three, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are mentioned because they cover the entire period of the sojourn in Canaan. Faith inspired these to endure patiently their unsettled life, since it assured them of a permanent home in the future.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he sojourned.

Genesis 17:8 And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan...

Genesis 23:4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burial plot with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you, and to your seed, I will give all these countries...

Genesis 35:27 And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre, to the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

Acts 7:5,6 And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on...

dwelling.

Genesis 12:8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east...

Genesis 13:3,18 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning...

Genesis 18:1,2,6,9 And the LORD appeared to him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day...

Genesis 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

the heirs.

Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Genesis 26:3,4 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you, and to your seed, I will give all these countries...

Genesis 28:4,13,14 And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with you; that you may inherit the land wherein you are a stranger...

Genesis 48:3,4 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me...

Cross References
Genesis 12:8
From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:3
And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,

Genesis 13:18
So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.

Genesis 18:1
And the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day.

Genesis 18:9
They said to him, "Where is Sarah your wife?" And he said, "She is in the tent."

Genesis 23:4
"I am a sojourner and foreigner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead out of my sight."

Genesis 25:27
When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

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