New Living Translation
If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back.
King James Bible
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
Darby Bible Translation
And if they had called to mind that from whence they went out, they had had opportunity to have returned;
World English Bible
If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.
Young's Literal Translation
and if, indeed, they had been mindful of that from which they came forth, they might have had an opportunity to return,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:15 If they had been mindful of - Their earthly country, Ur of the Chaldeans, they might have easily returned.
I do think this triumph of faith over sin is not the least here recorded, but that if there be any superiority ascribable to any one of faith's exploits, this is, in some sense, the greatest of all. What! faith, didst thou fight with hideous lust? What! wouldst thou struggle with the fiery passion which sendeth forth flame from human breasts? What! wouldst thou touch with thy hallowed fingers foul and bestial debauchery? "Yea," says faith, "I did encounter this abomination of iniquity; I delivered …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Noah's Faith, Fear, Obedience, and Salvation
The Best Strengthening Medicine
Go instead to my homeland, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son Isaac."
"No!" Abraham responded. "Be careful never to take my son there.
Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own.
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