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." 10:23). the female does from the male; hence that saying of the Jews It seems strange so few commentaries written from a Torah-perspective have been forthcoming from the pool of Messianic teachers in our time. 4:17 ) only notice is taken of Abraham's faith, respecting Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Hebrews 1:1-12 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The author identified neither himself nor the people to whom he was writing. Faith has its reasons. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. 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. because the apostle, both before and after, is speaking of Nx) , which signifies "conceiving by grace": as this Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. καταβολὴ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, By faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, even when she was past age. 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. However, the content of the book, including the frequent references to the Hebrew Scriptures, makes it clear … (Hebrews 11:11-12) We remember Sarah for her jealousy toward Hagar for giving birth to Ishmael while she remained barren. 2 For by this [kind of] faith the # I.e. Hebrews 11:11-13. 31:3 ) and so to receive strength is to receive seed; which of Heb 11:8 - Heb 11:9 - Heb 11:10 - Heb 11:11 - Heb 11:12: Quoted from Genesis 22:17. although she had before been unbelieving. 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. 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. The faith of Sarah Hebrews 11:11. (2.) 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. 11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. Verse 1. 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. received strength to conceive seed: 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. Through faith also Sarah herself. ( 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 ) Useful Bible Studies > Hebrews Commentary > chapter 11. Now though the conception, bearing, and bringing We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Some copies add "being barren"; and so read the Vulgate Latin, that she should have a son at the time of life; (See Gill on Hebrews 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 … 1. Jephthah was the son of a harlot. 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. And here in Hebrews 11:3 it says, we understand the invisible word of God behind creation by faith. 1 Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence * of things not seen. All rights reserved. One is hard-pressed to find a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Hebrews from a Torah perspective. Καὶ αὐτὴ Σάῤῥα ] even Sarah herself, sc . 10 For hee looked for a citie which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. here was a particular promise respecting this matter; and there Hebrews 11:11 English Standard Version (ESV). of bearing and bringing forth children, being ninety years of 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. other women are mentioned in this catalogue of believers; and makes her faith appear the greater: but it is a question whether Hebrews 11 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb 11:7 “divinely warned.” See commentary on Hebrews 8:5. Hebrews 11:11. 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. 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. faithfulness of a promising God: because she judged him faithful who had sometimes "strength" itself signifies seed, as in ( Proverbs Abraham's faith, ( Hebrews Salem Media Group. 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. However, several other Bible translations say that this verse is about Sarah’s faith. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Hebrews 11:11. And in ( 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" 11:18 Gen. 21:12 11:31 Or "unbelieving" 11:37 Some early manuscripts "stoning; they were put to the test;" a 2 Because of it the ancients were well attested. But those aren’t what God remembers about her. This verse is clearly saying that an element that motivated him to do whatever God required was his vision of what lies ahead. In this case, it was a vivid and wonderful contrast to his unsettled circumstance. reason were insuperable; but these were got over, through the Now think about this for a moment. HEB 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. In this passage, the writer demonstrates that godly faith is really ''trust.'' 11 By faith Sarah herself [emphatic] Sarah, the wife of Abraham, went without a … Jesus is superior to Moses 3:1-6. v1 Brothers and sisters in Christ … they share in the same grace and privileges as men: and Sarah, and though, at Hebrews 11 ; HEB 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. And we remember that she laughed in disbelief as the angel prophesied about her giving birth to a son. Hebrews 11:11 New King James Version (NKJV). Footnotes. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Hebrews 11:1–3 defines faith using words which are frequently quoted, and also frequently misunderstood. 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. Because Abraham trusted God, his wife Sarah had a baby in her old age. Hebrews 11:10 Abraham envisioned the coming of the Kingdom of God to earth and his place in it. Hebrews 11:11. καὶ αὐτὴ σάῤῥα] even Sarah herself, sc. Hebrews 11 11 20 commentary 1. The superior *apostle 3:1-4:13. 17:17 ) . ( Romans [This is Week 5 of a 5-week preaching series on Hebrews.] HEB 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which … God: and was delivered of a child when she was past Barnes's Hebrews 11:11 Bible Commentary. Cf. 4 * By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice greater than Cain’s. Commentary on Hebrews 11:39,40. 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. 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 … Hebrews 11:11. 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. but her diffidence: but why may not Sarah be joined with Abraham, The world considers that the righteous are not worthy to live in the world, and God declares the world is not worthy of them. i. Hebrews 11:11 KJV - Through faith also Sara herself - Bible Gateway. the Phoenician language, (trbne this matter; nor is Sarah's faith observed in the history of it, 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. being a believer, as well as Abraham. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. power and grace of God, and which is ascribed to faith in the Through faith also Sarah herself Hebrews 11:11 Context. Also see Appendix 16; “Faith” is “Trust”]. 11:12 ) mention is made only of one, even of Abraham; and in age, ( Genesis in this commendation, as well as Isaac and Jacob? F20, the male does not receive strength Hebrews 11:3 seems to say that the evidence that God made the world is faith. 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]" because she judged him faithful who had promised. [This is Week 5 of a 5-week preaching series on Hebrews.] [For more information, see commentaries on Hebrews 11:1 and 2 Corinthians 5:7. Heb 11:13 “the promises.” first, she distrusted, yet she afterwards feared, and believed: faith that Sarah conceived; and observe, that the last clause may imitation of this conception of Sarah's; or as she is called in 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. think he speaks of Abraham's faith; and that it was through his The Bible does… received from men, and conceive by it; which Sarah, in her tlbqm) "receiveth strength" from another; but here it is The nymph Anobret is so called, in Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 11:8-10 Hebrews age; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. 11:11): Jephthah rehearsed all his words before the Lord in Mizpeh. could never have done. 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. 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 … [This is Week 5 of a 5-week preaching series on Hebrews.] were great difficulties in nature attending it, and such as to (3.) and all the Oriental versions; which is a circumstance which forth of children are things natural, ordinary, and common, yet (Heb 11:1) A definition of faith. 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. 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]. 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. conception must be entirely ascribed to the power and grace of As with the rest of the book of Hebrews, context is critical. circumstances, without the interposition of the almighty power, to be understood of receiving power from God to retain seed, Faith of the Ancients. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 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 … promised; Romans 1:20 seems to say that the evidence that God made the world is the things made - they clearly point to a Maker. Many modern Bible translations consider this verse to be about Abraham’s faith. be rendered, "because he judged him faithful" and the rather, She believed that God would keep his promise." the apostle speaks of the faith of Sarah, or of Abraham; some 11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she [] bore a child when she was past the … 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; The glorious effects produced by it in the primitive martyrs, Hebrews 11:35-40. 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. Proud member Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 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