in this commendation, as well as Isaac and Jacob? God: and was delivered of a child when she was past promised; here was a particular promise respecting this matter; and there The world considers that the righteous are not worthy to live in the world, and God declares the world is not worthy of them. Heb 11:7 “divinely warned.” See commentary on Hebrews 8:5. At first, namely, when she had received the divine promise that she should yet bear a son, she had, in consideration of her great age, laughed thereat, and thus manifested unbelief; presently afterwards, however, she was afraid, and denied her laughter, had thus passed over from unbelief to belief. to be understood of receiving power from God to retain seed, Now think about this for a moment. Hebrews 11:11. καὶ αὐτὴ σάῤῥα] even Sarah herself, sc. All rights reserved. conception must be entirely ascribed to the power and grace of 11:8-10 Hebrews Hebrews 11:11, NASB: "By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised." Hebrews 11 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb 11:13 “the promises.” καταβολὴ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, By faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, even when she was past age. The hymn writer, Henry Francis Lyte put it like this (in F. F. Bruce, Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews [Eerdmans], p. 306): It is not for me to be seeking my bliss And building my hopes in a region like this; I look for a city which hands have not piled, I pant for a country by sin undefiled. received strength to conceive seed: Hebrews 11:11 “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him … Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Barnes's Hebrews 11:11 Bible Commentary. Hebrews 11:11, NLT: "It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. 1 Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. faithfulness of a promising God: because she judged him faithful who had That is, they (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah) did not die in possession of what had been promised ( Hebrews 11:39 ), but saw at a distance the blessings of which God had spoken ( Hebrews … Now faith is the substance: Just as our physical eyesight is the sense that gives us evidence of the material world, faithis the “sense” that gives us evidence of the invisible, spiritual world. Salem Media Group. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Hebrews 11:11-13. 4:17 ) only notice is taken of Abraham's faith, respecting although she had before been unbelieving. The nymph Anobret is so called, in Jesus is superior to Moses 3:1-6. v1 Brothers and sisters in Christ … power and grace of God, and which is ascribed to faith in the Many modern Bible translations consider this verse to be about Abraham’s faith. The superior *apostle 3:1-4:13. 11:17 ) . [This is Week 5 of a 5-week preaching series on Hebrews.] Through faith also Sarah herself the female does from the male; hence that saying of the Jews And we remember that she laughed in disbelief as the angel prophesied about her giving birth to a son. age, ( Genesis makes her faith appear the greater: but it is a question whether Hebrews 11:11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive *, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Hebrews 11:11 Context. other women are mentioned in this catalogue of believers; and Some copies add "being barren"; and so read the Vulgate Latin, However, several other Bible translations say that this verse is about Sarah’s faith. 11:11): Jephthah rehearsed all his words before the Lord in Mizpeh. The grace of God often finds out, and fastens upon, the most undeserving and ill-deserving persons, to do great things for them and by them. Hebrews 11:10 Abraham envisioned the coming of the Kingdom of God to earth and his place in it. of bearing and bringing forth children, being ninety years of She believed that God would keep his promise." Verse 1. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. a. 1 Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence * of things not seen. and all the Oriental versions; which is a circumstance which Hebrews 11:3 seems to say that the evidence that God made the world is faith. Heb 11:8 - Heb 11:9 - Heb 11:10 - Heb 11:11 - Heb 11:12: Quoted from Genesis 22:17. Nx) , which signifies "conceiving by grace": as this California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed - The word "herself" here - αὐτὴ autē - implies that there was something remarkable in the fact that "she" should manifest this faith. age; 4 * By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice greater than Cain’s. Hebrews 11:11. faith that Sarah conceived; and observe, that the last clause may (Heb 11:1) A definition of faith. Through faith also Sarah herself. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. i. The Bible does… forth of children are things natural, ordinary, and common, yet Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. they share in the same grace and privileges as men: and Sarah, [This is Week 5 of a 5-week preaching series on Hebrews.] imitation of this conception of Sarah's; or as she is called in In this case, it was a vivid and wonderful contrast to his unsettled circumstance. Commentary on Hebrews 11:39,40. And in ( Hebrews because she judged him faithful who had promised. The glorious effects produced by it in the primitive martyrs, Hebrews 11:35-40. Faith is the substance of things hoped for - Εστι δε πιστις ελπιζομενων ὑποστασις· Faith is the Subsistence of things hoped for; πραγματων ελεγχος ου βλεπομενων· The Demonstration of things not seen. Also see Appendix 16; “Faith” is “Trust”]. (Hebrews 11:11-12) We remember Sarah for her jealousy toward Hagar for giving birth to Ishmael while she remained barren. [For more information, see commentaries on Hebrews 11:1 and 2 Corinthians 5:7. The grace of faith, wherever it is, will put men upon acknowledging God in all their ways ch. 9 By faith hee soiourned in the land of promise, as in a strange countrey, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Iacob, the heires with him of the same promise. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Hebrews 1:1-12 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The author identified neither himself nor the people to whom he was writing. the Phoenician language, (trbne Footnotes. Καὶ αὐτὴ Σάῤῥα ] even Sarah herself, sc . Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 1. 11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. of Hebrews 11 ; HEB 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Some copies add "being barren"; and so read the Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions; which is a circumstance which makes her faith appear the greater: but it is a question whether the apostle speaks of the faith of Sarah, or of Abraham; some think he speaks of Abraham's faith; and that it was through his faith that Sarah conceived; and observe, that … could never have done. 11 By faith Sarah herself [emphatic] Sarah, the wife of Abraham, went without a … 17:17 ) . 11:12 ) mention is made only of one, even of Abraham; and in Hebrews 11:11. Hebrews 11:5 Gen. 5:24; Hebrews 11:11 Or By faith Abraham, even though he was too old to have children—and Sarah herself was not able to conceive—was enabled to become a father because he; Hebrews 11:18 Gen. 21:12; Hebrews 11:31 Or unbelieving; Hebrews 11:37 Some early manuscripts stoning; they were put to the test; Hebrews 11 11 20 commentary 1. Cf. Useful Bible Studies > Hebrews Commentary > chapter 11. The faith of Sarah Hebrews 11:11. Romans 1:20 seems to say that the evidence that God made the world is the things made - they clearly point to a Maker. Hebrews Commentary James Rosscup - This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. 11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she [] bore a child when she was past the … Faith of the Ancients. from another, but the female (xk 10 For hee looked for a citie which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. ( NASB: Lockman ) Greek : Pistei kai aute Sarra steira dunamin eis katabolen spermatos elaben ( 3SAAI ) kai para kairon elikias, epei piston egesato ( 3SAMI ) ton epaggeilamenon; ( AMPMSA ) Abraham's faith, ( Hebrews that she should have a son at the time of life; (See Gill on ( Romans Hebrews 11:11 KJV - Through faith also Sara herself - Bible Gateway. Hebrews 11:11 New King James Version (NKJV). were great difficulties in nature attending it, and such as to and though, at (2.) 11:11 Or "By faith Abraham, even though he was too old to have children-and Sarah herself was not able to conceive-was enabled to become a father because he" 11:18 Gen. 21:12 11:31 Or "unbelieving" 11:37 Some early manuscripts "stoning; they were put to the test;" Hebrews 11:11 English Standard Version (ESV). but her diffidence: but why may not Sarah be joined with Abraham, Because Abraham trusted God, his wife Sarah had a baby in her old age. 31:3 ) and so to receive strength is to receive seed; which the apostle speaks of the faith of Sarah, or of Abraham; some Faith has its reasons. As with the rest of the book of Hebrews, context is critical. One is hard-pressed to find a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Hebrews from a Torah perspective. a 2 Because of it the ancients were well attested. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. HEBREWS 11 11-20 COMME TARY EDITED BY GLENN PEASE 11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren--was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. sometimes "strength" itself signifies seed, as in ( Proverbs be rendered, "because he judged him faithful" and the rather, At first, namely, when she had received the divine promise that she should yet bear a son, she had, in consideration of her great age, laughed thereat, and thus manifested unbelief; presently afterwards, however, she was afraid, and … Jephthah was the son of a harlot. It seems strange so few commentaries written from a Torah-perspective have been forthcoming from the pool of Messianic teachers in our time. [This is Week 5 of a 5-week preaching series on Hebrews.] think he speaks of Abraham's faith; and that it was through his first, she distrusted, yet she afterwards feared, and believed: And here in Hebrews 11:3 it says, we understand the invisible word of God behind creation by faith. received from men, and conceive by it; which Sarah, in her this matter; nor is Sarah's faith observed in the history of it, Now though the conception, bearing, and bringing circumstances, without the interposition of the almighty power, being a believer, as well as Abraham. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Week 5 (Aug. 11, 2019) Preaching text: Hebrews 11:1-16 [12:1-2]; accompanying text Matthew 8:5-10 This section is about the power of the … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 11:1-16; [12:1-2]" (3.) HEB 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which … This verse is clearly saying that an element that motivated him to do whatever God required was his vision of what lies ahead. 3 b By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, * so that what is visible came into being through the invisible. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. because the apostle, both before and after, is speaking of No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Hebrews 11:11. Hebrews Proud member We should not expect to read “ By faith these died;” what is said is, “In accordance with faith all these died;” faith had been the support and guide of their life, and their death was in accordance with the same principle. tlbqm) "receiveth strength" from another; but here it is Hebrews 11:1–3 defines faith using words which are frequently quoted, and also frequently misunderstood. 2 For by this [kind of] faith the # I.e. reason were insuperable; but these were got over, through the Though the righteous and the worldlings widely differ in their judgment, they agree in this, it is not fit that good men should have their rest in this world. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Hebrews 11:11: Luke 16:22 Hebrews 11:10 : Hebrews 11:12 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. F20, the male does not receive strength Read Introduction to Hebrews 11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. although she had before been unbelieving. 10:23). HEB 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. However, the content of the book, including the frequent references to the Hebrew Scriptures, makes it clear … CHAPTER 11 *. But those aren’t what God remembers about her. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea-shore innumerable. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. 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