New Living Translation
Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.
King James Bible
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
Darby Bible Translation
counting that God was able to raise him even from among the dead, whence also he received him in a figure.
World English Bible
concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.
Young's Literal Translation
reckoning that even out of the dead God is able to raise up, whence also in a figure he did receive him.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:19 Accounting that God was able even to raise him from the dead - Though there had not been any instance of this in the world. From whence also - To speak in a figurative way. He did receive him - Afterwards, snatched from the jaws of death.
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
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And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.
He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
This is an illustration pointing to the present time. For the gifts and sacrifices that the priests offer are not able to cleanse the consciences of the people who bring them.
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