New American Standard Bible
who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
King James Bible
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Darby Bible Translation
who by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped lions' mouths,
World English Bible
who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Young's Literal Translation
who through faith did subdue kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped mouths of lions,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who through faith subdued kingdoms - That is, those specified in the previous verses, and others like them. The meaning is, that some of them subdued kingdoms, others obtained promises, etc. Thus, Joshua subdued the nations of Canaan; Gideon the Midianites; Jephtha the Ammonites; David the Philistines, Amalekites, Jebusites, Edomites, etc.
Wrought righteousness - Carried the laws of justice into execution, particularly on guilty nations. They executed the great purposes of God in punishing the wicked, and in cutting off his foes.
Obtained promises - Or obtained "promised blessings" (Bloomfield, Stuart); that is, they obtained as a result of their faith, promises of blessings on their posterity in future times.
Stopped the mouths of lions - As Samson, Judges 14:6; David, 1 Samuel 17:34 ff; and particularly Daniel; Daniel 6:7, following To be able to subdue and render harmless the king of the forest - the animal most dreaded in early times - was regarded as an eminent achievement.
LibraryFebruary 3. "He Went Out, not Knowing Whither He Went" (Heb. xi. 8).
"He went out, not knowing whither He went" (Heb. xi. 8). It is faith without sight. When we can see, it is not faith but reasoning. In crossing the Atlantic we observed this very principle of faith. We saw no path upon the sea nor sign of the shore. And yet day by day we were marking our path upon the chart as exactly as if there had followed us a great chalk line upon the sea; and when we came within twenty miles of land we knew where we were as exactly as if we had seen it all three thousand miles …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Pilgrim's Longings
The Voices of the Dead
The Practice of Piety; Directing a Christian How to Walk that He May Please God.
Then the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, after Ehud died.
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, so that he tore him as one tears a young goat though he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.
1 Samuel 12:4
They said, "You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man's hand."
1 Samuel 17:34
But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,
2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard of it, he went down to the stronghold.
2 Samuel 7:11
even from the day that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. The LORD also declares to you that the LORD will make a house for you.
2 Samuel 8:1
Now after this it came about that David defeated the Philistines and subdued them; and David took control of the chief city from the hand of the Philistines.
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