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Hebrews 11

Heb. 11:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

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By faith
pistis (Greek #4102)
persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself
KJV usage: assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
Pronounce: pis'-tis
Origin: from 3982
Abraham
Abraam (Greek #11)
Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch
KJV usage: Abraham. (In Acts 7:16 the text should probably read Jacob.)
Pronounce: ab-rah-am'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (085)
c, when he was called
kaleo (Greek #2564)
to "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise)
KJV usage: bid, call (forth), (whose, whose sur-)name (was (called)).
Pronounce: kal-eh'-o
Origin: akin to the base of 2753
to go out
exerchomai (Greek #1831)
to issue (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: come (forth, out), depart (out of), escape, get out, go (abroad, away, forth, out, thence), proceed (forth), spread abroad.
Pronounce: ex-er'-khom-ahee
Origin: from 1537 and 2064
into
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
a place
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
topos (Greek #5117)
a spot (general in space, but limited by occupancy; whereas 5561 is a large but participle locality), i.e. location (as a position, home, tract, etc.); figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard
KJV usage: coast, licence, place, X plain, quarter, + rock, room, where.
Pronounce: top'-os
Origin: apparently a primary word
which
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
he should after
mello (Greek #3195)
to intend, i.e. be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation)
KJV usage: about, after that, be (almost), (that which is, things, + which was for) to come, intend, was to (be), mean, mind, be at the point, (be) ready, + return, shall (begin), (which, that) should (after, afterwards, hereafter) tarry, which was for, will, would, be yet.
Pronounce: mel'-lo
Origin: a strengthened form of 3199 (through the idea of expectation)
receive
lambano (Greek #2983)
to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively (properly objective or active, to get hold of; whereas 1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while 138 is more violent, to seize or remove))
KJV usage: accept, + be amazed, assay, attain, bring, X when I call, catch, come on (X unto), + forget, have, hold, obtain, receive (X after), take (away, up).
Pronounce: lam-ban'-o
Origin: a prolonged form of a primary verb, which is use only as an alternate in certain tenses
for
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
an inheritance
kleronomia (Greek #2817)
heirship, i.e. (concretely) a patrimony or (genitive case) a possession
KJV usage: inheritance.
Pronounce: klay-ron-om-ee'-ah
Origin: from 2818
, obeyed
hupakouo (Greek #5219)
to hear under (as a subordinate), i.e. to listen attentively; by implication, to heed or conform to a command or authority
KJV usage: hearken, be obedient to, obey.
Pronounce: hoop-ak-oo'-o
Origin: from 5259 and 191
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kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
he went out
exerchomai (Greek #1831)
to issue (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: come (forth, out), depart (out of), escape, get out, go (abroad, away, forth, out, thence), proceed (forth), spread abroad.
Pronounce: ex-er'-khom-ahee
Origin: from 1537 and 2064
, not
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
knowing
epistamai (Greek #1987)
to put the mind upon, i.e. comprehend, or be acquainted with
KJV usage: know, understand.
Pronounce: ep-is'-tam-ahee
Origin: apparently a middle voice of 2186 (with 3563 implied)
whither
pou (Greek #4226)
as adverb of place; at (by implication, to) what locality
KJV usage: where, whither.
Pronounce: poo
Origin: genitive case of an interrogative pronoun πός (what) otherwise obsolete (perhaps the same as 4225 used with the rising slide of inquiry)
he went
erchomai (Greek #2064)
middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred (middle voice) ἐλεύθομαι (el-yoo'-thom-ahee), or (active) ἔλθω (el'-tho), which do not otherwise occur) to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively)
KJV usage: accompany, appear, bring, come, enter, fall out, go, grow, X light, X next, pass, resort, be set.
Pronounce: er'-khom-ahee
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Abraham.
Gen. 11:31• 31And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth together out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to go into the land of Canaan, and came as far as Haran, and dwelt there. (Gen. 11:31)
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Gen. 12:1‑4• 1And Jehovah had said to Abram, Go out of thy land, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to the land that I will shew thee.
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4And Abram departed as Jehovah had said to him. And Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of Haran.
(Gen. 12:1‑4)
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Josh. 24:3• 3And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the river, and led him throughout the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed and gave him Isaac. (Josh. 24:3)
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Neh. 9:7‑8• 7Thou art the Same, Jehovah Elohim, who didst choose Abram and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;
8and foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest the covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites,--to give it to his seed; and thou hast performed thy words, for thou art righteous.
(Neh. 9:7‑8)
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Isa. 41:2• 2Who raised up from the east him whom righteousness calleth to its foot? He gave the nations before him, and caused him to have dominion over kings; he gave them as dust to his sword, as driven stubble to his bow. (Isa. 41:2)
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Isa. 51:2• 2Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you; for I called him when he was alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him. (Isa. 51:2)
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Acts 7:2‑4• 2And he said, Brethren and fathers, hearken. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
3and said to him, Go out of thy land and out of thy kindred, and come into the land which I will shew thee.
4Then going out of the land of the Chaldeans he dwelt in Charran, and thence, after his father died, he removed him into this land in which *ye* now dwell.
(Acts 7:2‑4)
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Gen. 12:7• 7And Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land. And there he built an altar to Jehovah who had appeared to him. (Gen. 12:7)
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Gen. 13:15‑17• 15for all the land that thou seest will I give to thee, and to thy seed for ever.
16And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if any one can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also will be numbered.
17Arise, walk through the land according to the length of it and according to the breadth of it; for I will give it to thee.
(Gen. 13:15‑17)
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Gen. 15:7‑8• 7And he said to him, I am Jehovah who brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give thee this land to possess it.
8And he said, Lord Jehovah, how shall I know that I shall possess it?
(Gen. 15:7‑8)
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Gen. 17:8• 8And I give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojourning, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be a God to them. (Gen. 17:8)
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Gen. 26:3• 3Sojourn in this land; and I will be with thee and bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries; and I will perform the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father. (Gen. 26:3)
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Deut. 9:5• 5Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thy heart, dost thou enter in to possess their land, but for the wickedness of these nations doth Jehovah thy God dispossess them from before thee, and that he may perform the word which Jehovah swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. (Deut. 9:5)
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Psa. 105:9‑11• 9Which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;
10And he confirmed it unto Jacob for a statute, unto Israel for an everlasting covenant,
11Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;
(Psa. 105:9‑11)
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Ezek. 36:24• 24And I will take you from among the nations, and gather you out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own land. (Ezek. 36:24)
obeyed.
Heb. 11:33• 33who by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped lions' mouths, (Heb. 11:33)
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Heb. 5:9• 9and having been perfected, became to all them that obey him, author of eternal salvation; (Heb. 5:9)
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Gen. 22:18• 18and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice. (Gen. 22:18)
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Gen. 15:5• 5And he led him out, and said, Look now toward the heavens, and number the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said to him, So shall thy seed be! (Gen. 15:5)
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Matt. 7:24‑25• 24Whoever therefore hears these my words and does them, I will liken him to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;
25and the rain came down, and the streams came, and the winds blew and fell upon that house, and it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock.
(Matt. 7:24‑25)
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Rom. 1:5• 5by whom we have received grace and apostleship in behalf of his name, for obedience of faith among all the nations, (Rom. 1:5)
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Rom. 6:17• 17But thanks be to God, that ye were bondmen of sin, but have obeyed from the heart the form of teaching into which ye were instructed. (Rom. 6:17)
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Rom. 10:16• 16But they have not all obeyed the glad tidings. For Esaias says, Lord, who has believed our report? (Rom. 10:16)
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2 Cor. 10:5• 5overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that lifts itself up against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ; (2 Cor. 10:5)
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James 2:14‑16• 14What is the profit, my brethren, if any one say he have faith, but have not works? can faith save him?
15Now if a brother or a sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
16and one from amongst you say to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled; but give not to them the needful things for the body, what is the profit?
(James 2:14‑16)
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1 Peter 1:22• 22Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another out of a pure heart fervently; (1 Peter 1:22)
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1 Peter 3:1• 1Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, that, even if any are disobedient to the word, they may be gained without the word by the conversation of the wives, (1 Peter 3:1)
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1 Peter 4:17• 17For the time of having the judgment begin from the house of God is come; but if first from us, what shall be the end of those who obey not the glad tidings of God? (1 Peter 4:17)
 Abraham gives occasion to a large and varied scope of faith, and stands at the head of those who illustrate its patience, rather than its energy which shines in Moses and those that follow. And this is the true moral order: first, waiting on God who had promised; secondly, overcoming difficulties and dangers in His power. (Hebrews 11:8-10 by W. Kelly)
 God called the man of His choice, not to attack or reform the evil, but to Himself and a land He would show him, with blessing assured. (Hebrews 11:8-10 by W. Kelly)
 He did not ask, Whither? He trusted God implicitly. Thus his faith was unmixed with calculations of self, resting solely but fully on His word Who loves and never deceives. (Hebrews 11:8-10 by W. Kelly)
 In that which follows, we have first the patience of faith when it does not possess, but trusts God and waits, assured of fulfillment. This is in verses 8-22. We may subdivide it thus-first {v.8-16}, the faith which takes the place of strangership on earth, and maintains it, because something better is desired....{v.17-22} The second character of faith presented in this part is entire confidence in the fulfillment of the promises-a confidence maintained in spite of all that might tend to destroy it. (Hebrews 11 by J.N. Darby)
 In general we may say that verses 8-22 are faith resting assured on the promise, the patience of faith: verse 23 to the end, faith resting on God for the activities and difficulties faith leads to, the energy of faith. (Hebrews 11 by J.N. Darby)
 The beginning of the call is that the God of glory appears to a man on earth: the end is that a Man appears in the glory of God in heaven. (Faith Laying Hold of the World to Come by H. Smith)
 At times we want to see what will be the result of taking a step in obedience to God’s Word; consequently, we hesitate to take the step. Human prudence would carefully weight up results: divinely given faith leaves the result of obedience with God. (Faith Laying Hold of the World to Come by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

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By faith Abraham, being called, obeyed to go out into the place which he was to receive for an inheritance, and went out, not knowing where he was going.

W. Kelly Translation

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By faith Abraham, when called, obeyed to go out into a place which he was to receive for an inheritance, and went out not knowing where he was going1.

WK Translation Notes

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went out: "was going" is preferable to went, especially after ἐξῆλθεν just before. (Bible Treasury 14:48)