New Living Translation
By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They 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,
Hebrews 11:33 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:33-34 David, in particular, subdued kingdoms. Samuel (not excluding the rest) wrought righteousness. The prophets, in general, obtained promises, both for themselves, and to deliver to others. Prophets also stopped the mouths of lions, as Daniel; and quenched the violence of fire, as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. To these examples, whence the nature of faith clearly appears, those more ancient ones are subjoined, (by a transposition, and in an inverted order,) which receive light from these. Jephthah escaped the edge of the sword; Samson out of weakness was made strong; Barak became valiant in fight; Gideon put to flight armies of the aliens. Faith animates to the most heroic enterprises, both civil and military. Faith overcomes all impediments effects the greatest things; attains to the very best; and inverts, by its miraculous power the very course of nature. 2Sa 8:1, and c.; 1Sa 8:9, and c.; 1Sa 13:3, and c.; Da 6:22; Da 3:27; Jud 12:3; Jud 15:19, and c.; Jud 16:28, and c.; Jud 4:14, and c.; Jud 7:21.
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
After Ehud's death, the Israelites again did evil in the LORD's sight.
At that moment the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon him, and he ripped the lion's jaws apart with his bare hands. He did it as easily as if it were a young goat. But he didn't tell his father or mother about it.
1 Samuel 12:4
"No," they replied, "you have never cheated or oppressed us, and you have never taken even a single bribe."
1 Samuel 17:34
But David persisted. "I have been taking care of my father's sheep and goats," he said. "When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock,
2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king of Israel, they mobilized all their forces to capture him. But David was told they were coming, so he went into the stronghold.
2 Samuel 7:11
starting from the time I appointed judges to rule my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. "'Furthermore, the LORD declares that he will make a house for you--a dynasty of kings!
2 Samuel 8:1
After this, David defeated and subdued the Philistines by conquering Gath, their largest town.
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