Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For by it the men of old gained approval.

King James Version

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Holman Bible

For by it our ancestors were approved.

International Standard Version

By faith our ancestors won approval.

A Conservative Version

For by this the ancients were well reported.

American Standard Version

For therein the elders had witness borne to them.

Amplified

For by [faith -- " trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.

An Understandable Version

For the men of old [i.e., the forefathers. See 1:1], received [God's] approval [for their faith].

Anderson New Testament

for by this the ancients obtained a good reputation.

Bible in Basic English

For by it our fathers had God's approval.

Common New Testament

For by it the men of old received divine approval.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and it was for their faith that our fore-fathers acquired so great a reputation.

Darby Translation

For in the power of this the elders have obtained testimony.

Godbey New Testament

For by it the elders receive the witness of the Spirit.

Goodspeed New Testament

For it was by it that the men of old gained God's approval.

John Wesley New Testament

And by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Julia Smith Translation

For by this were the elders testified of.

King James 2000

For by it the elders obtained approval.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For by this the people of old were approved.

Modern King James verseion

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

By it the elders were well reported of.

Moffatt New Testament

It was for this that the men of old won their record.

Montgomery New Testament

For by it men of old times had witness borne to them.

NET Bible

For by it the people of old received God's commendation.

New Heart English Bible

For by this, the elders obtained testimony.

Noyes New Testament

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Sawyer New Testament

For by it the ancients obtained a good repute.

The Emphasized Bible

For, thereby, well-attested were the ancients.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for thereby the ancients obtained a testimony of approbation.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And it was for faith that the men of old were renowned.

Webster

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Weymouth New Testament

For by it the saints of old won God's approval.

Williams New Testament

For by it the men of old won God's approval.

World English Bible

For by this, the elders obtained testimony.

Worrell New Testament

for in this the elders were well reported of.

Worsley New Testament

for by it the ancients obtained an honorable testimony.

Youngs Literal Translation

for in this were the elders testified of;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

by
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

it
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

the elders
πρεσβύτερος 
Presbuteros 
Usage: 65

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 11:2

Context Readings

Examples Of Faith In Action

1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the men of old gained approval. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.


Cross References

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

Hebrews 11:39

And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,

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