Hebrews 11:27
New International Version
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

New Living Translation
It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.

English Standard Version
By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.

Berean Study Bible
By faith Moses left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.

Berean Literal Bible
By faith he left Egypt, not having feared the anger of the king; for he persevered, as seeing the Invisible One.

New American Standard Bible
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.

King James Bible
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Christian Standard Bible
By faith he left Egypt behind, not being afraid of the king's anger, for Moses persevered as one who sees him who is invisible.

Contemporary English Version
Because of his faith, Moses left Egypt. Moses had seen the invisible God and wasn't afraid of the king's anger.

Good News Translation
It was faith that made Moses leave Egypt without being afraid of the king's anger. As though he saw the invisible God, he refused to turn back.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By faith he left Egypt behind, not being afraid of the king's anger, for Moses persevered as one who sees Him who is invisible.

International Standard Version
By faith he left Egypt, without being afraid of the king's anger, and he persevered because he saw the one who is invisible.

NET Bible
By faith he left Egypt without fearing the king's anger, for he persevered as though he could see the one who is invisible.

New Heart English Bible
By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By faith he forsook Egypt and was not afraid of the rage of The King and he endured as if he had seen God, who is unseen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Faith led Moses to leave Egypt without being afraid of the king's anger. Moses didn't give up but continued as if he could actually see the invisible God.

New American Standard 1977
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

King James 2000 Bible
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

American King James Version
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

American Standard Version
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the fierceness of the king: for he endured as seeing him that is invisible.

Darby Bible Translation
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he persevered, as seeing him who is invisible.

English Revised Version
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Webster's Bible Translation
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Weymouth New Testament
Through faith he left Egypt, not being frightened by the king's anger; for he held on his course as seeing the unseen One.

World English Bible
By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Young's Literal Translation
by faith he left Egypt behind, not having been afraid of the wrath of the king, for, as seeing the Invisible One -- he endured;
Study Bible
The Faith of Moses
26He valued disgrace for Christ above the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his reward. 27By faith Moses left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch Israel’s own firstborn.…
Cross References
Exodus 2:14
But the man replied, "Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you planning to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid and thought, "This thing I have done has surely become known."

Exodus 2:15
When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, where he sat down beside a well.

Exodus 10:28
"Depart from me!" Pharaoh said to Moses. "Make sure you never see my face again, for on the day you see my face, you will die."

Exodus 10:29
"As you say," Moses replied, "I will never see your face again."

Exodus 11:8
All these officials of yours will come and bow before me, saying, 'Go, you and all the people who follow you!' After that, I will depart." And hot with anger, Moses left Pharaoh's presence.

Exodus 12:50
Then all the Israelites did this--they did just as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron.

Exodus 13:17
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road through the land of the Philistines, though it was shorter. For God said, "If the people face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt."

Colossians 1:15
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:13
All these people died in faith, without having received the things they were promised. However, they saw them and welcomed them from afar. And they acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Treasury of Scripture

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

he forsook.

Exodus 10:28,29
And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die…

Exodus 11:8
And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

Exodus 12:11,37
And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover…

not fearing.

Exodus 2:14,15
And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known…

Exodus 4:19
And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

Exodus 14:10-13
And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD…

endured.

Hebrews 6:15
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Hebrews 10:32
But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

Hebrews 12:3
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

seeing.

Hebrews 11:1,13
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Psalm 16:8
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.







Lexicon
By faith
Πίστει (Pistei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

[Moses] left
κατέλιπεν (katelipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2641: From kata and leipo; to leave down, i.e. Behind; by implication, to abandon, have remaining.

Egypt,
Αἴγυπτον (Aigypton)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 125: Egypt. Of uncertain derivation.

not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

fearing
φοβηθεὶς (phobētheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

king’s
βασιλέως (basileōs)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

anger;
θυμὸν (thymon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2372: An outburst of passion, wrath. From thuo; passion.

he persevered
ἐκαρτέρησεν (ekarterēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2594: To persevere, endure, be steadfast, patient. From a derivative of kratos; to be strong, i.e. steadfast.

because
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

he saw
ὁρῶν (horōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

[Him who is]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

invisible.
ἀόρατον (aoraton)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 517: Unseen, invisible. Invisible.
(27) By faith he forsook Egypt.--It is a matter of great difficulty to decide whether these words refer to the flight into Midian (Exodus 2:15), or to the Exodus. The former view, which seems to be taken by all ancient writers and by most in modern times, is supported by the following arguments:--(1) The institution of the Passover is mentioned later in this chapter (Hebrews 11:28); (2) the second departure was made at Pharaoh's urgent request (Exodus 12:31); (3) "he forsook" is too personal an expression to be used of the general Exodus. On the other side it is urged with great force: (1) that, although the actual departure from Egypt followed the institution of the Passover, the "forsaking" really commenced in the demand of Hebrews 5:1-3, persevered in until the anger of the king was powerfully excited (Hebrews 10:28); (2) that, as might have been certainly foreseen, the wrath of both king and people was aroused as soon as the people had departed (Exodus 14:5); (3) that the flight to Midian was directly caused by fear (Exodus 2:14-15); (4) that the following words, "he endured, &c.," are much more applicable to the determined persistency of Moses and his repeated disappointments (Exodus 5-12) than to the inaction of his years of exile. On the whole the latter interpretation seems preferable. If the former be adopted, we must distinguish between the apprehension which led him (4) to seek safety in flight and the courage which enabled him to give up Egypt.

He endured.--In the presence of Pharaoh (or in the weariness of exile) he was strong and patient, as seeing the invisible King and Leader of His people.

Verse 27. - By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. This forsaking of Egypt must, because of the order in which it comes and of Moses alone being mentioned, be his flight related in Exodus 2:15, not the final Exodus. The only seeming difficulty is in the expression, "not fearing the wrath of the king," whereas in the history Moses is represented as flying in fear from the face of Pharaoh, who sought to slay him. But the two views of his attitude of mind are reconcilable. The assertion of his fearlessness applies to his whole course of action from the time when he elected to brave the king in behalf of Israel. In pursuance of this course, it became necessary for him to leave Egypt for a time. In this, as well as in staying, there was danger; for the king might pursue him: he might, perhaps, have secured his own safety by returning to the court and giving up his project; but he persevered at all hazards. And thus the apprehension of immediate danger under which he fled the country with a view to final success, was in no contradiction to his general fearlessness. Further, his being content to leave Egypt at all, and that for so many years, and still never relinquishing his design, was an additional evidence of faith, as is expressed by the word ἐκαρτέρησε, "he endured." The vision through faith of the unseen heavenly King kept alive his hope through those long years of exile: what was any possible wrath even of the terrible Pharaoh to one supported by that continual vision? 11:20-31 Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, concerning things to come. Things present are not the best things; no man knoweth love or hatred by having them or wanting them. Jacob lived by faith, and he died by faith, and in faith. Though the grace of faith is of use always through our whole lives, it is especially so when we come to die. Faith has a great work to do at last, to help the believer to die to the Lord, so as to honour him, by patience, hope, and joy. Joseph was tried by temptations to sin, by persecution for keeping his integrity; and he was tried by honours and power in the court of Pharaoh, yet his faith carried him through. It is a great mercy to be free from wicked laws and edicts; but when we are not so, we must use all lawful means for our security. In this faith of Moses' parents there was a mixture of unbelief, but God was pleased to overlook it. Faith gives strength against the sinful, slavish fear of men; it sets God before the soul, shows the vanity of the creature, and that all must give way to the will and power of God. The pleasures of sin are, and will be, but short; they must end either in speedy repentance or in speedy ruin. The pleasures of this world are for the most part the pleasures of sin; they are always so when we cannot enjoy them without deserting God and his people. Suffering is to be chosen rather than sin; there being more evil in the least sin, than there can be in the greatest suffering. God's people are, and always have been, a reproached people. Christ accounts himself reproached in their reproaches; and thus they become greater riches than the treasures of the richest empire in the world. Moses made his choice when ripe for judgment and enjoyment, able to know what he did, and why he did it. It is needful for persons to be seriously religious; to despise the world, when most capable of relishing and enjoying it. Believers may and ought to have respect to the recompence of reward. By faith we may be fully sure of God's providence, and of his gracious and powerful presence with us. Such a sight of God will enable believers to keep on to the end, whatever they may meet in the way. It is not owing to our own righteousness, or best performances, that we are saved from the wrath of God; but to the blood of Christ, and his imputed righteousness. True faith makes sin bitter to the soul, even while it receives the pardon and atonement. All our spiritual privileges on earth, should quicken us in our way to heaven. The Lord will make even Babylon fall before the faith of his people, and when he has some great thing to do for them, he raises up great and strong faith in them. A true believer is desirous, not only to be in covenant with God, but in communion with the people of God; and is willing to fare as they fare. By her works Rahab declared herself to be just. That she was not justified by her works appears plainly; because the work she did was faulty in the manner, and not perfectly good, therefore it could not be answerable to the perfect justice or righteousness of God.
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