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Hebrews 11:33


Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, 1  gained what was promised, 2  shut the mouths of lions,


Jos 6:1-13:33; Jud 14:5,6; 1Sa 17:33-36; 2Sa 5:4-25; 2Sa 7:11-17; 2Sa 8:1-14; Ps 18:32-34; Ps 44:2-6; Ps 91:13; Ps 144:1,2,10; Da 6:20-23; Ga 3:16; 2Ti 4:17; Heb 6:12-15; Heb 10:36; Heb 11:4-8,17; 1Pe 5:8

NET © Notes

tn This probably refers to the righteous rule of David and others. But it could be more general and mean “did what was righteous.”

tn Grk “obtained promises,” referring to the things God promised, not to the pledges themselves.

sn Gained what was promised. They saw some of God’s promises fulfilled, even though the central promise remained unfulfilled until Christ came (cf. vv. 39-40).

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