hebrews

Heb. 11 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LV

6. What shall we say of the cruel tortures of the blessed martyrs in the Maccabees,[15]

Heb. 11:1 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

"For hereby," pre-eminently, "the elders obtained a good report. But without faith it is impossible to please God."[21]

Heb. 11:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Apparel of Women Book II

oes not spring from a sound conscience: why therefore excite toward yourself that evil (passion)? why invite (that) to which you profess yourself a stranger? secondly, because we ought not to open a way to temptations, which, by their instancy, sometimes achieve (a wickedness) which God expels from them who are His; (or, ) at all events, put the spirit into a thorough tumult by (presenting) a stumbling-block (to it). We ought indeed to walk so holily, and with so entire substantiality[9]

Heb. 11:3 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Vision Third

and much inferior place they will be laid, and that, too, only when they have been tortured and completed the days of their sins. And on this account will they be transferred, because they have partaken of the righteous Word.[30]

Heb. 11:3 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

"By faith Abel offered to God a fuller sacrifice than Cain, by which he received testimony that he was righteous, God giving testimony to him respecting his gifts; and by it he, being dead, yet speaketh," and so forth, down to "than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season."[27]

Heb. 11:4 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

what he was offering in simplicity of heart, and reprobated the sacrifice of his brother Cain, who was not rightly dividing what he was offering.[29]

Heb. 11:5 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

Let us take (for instance) Enoch, who, being found righteous in obedience, was translated, and death was never known to happen to him.[43]

Heb. 11:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

For Enoch, too, most righteous man, uncircumcised and in-observant of the Sabbath, He translated from this world;[31]

Heb. 11:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul

Such power was not accorded to the great Medea herself-over a human being at any rate, if allowed her over a silly sheep. Enoch no doubt was translated,[296]

Heb. 11:5 - NIV, NAB - in Gospel of Nicodemus I The Acts of Pilate

Buthem, a teacher, says: It is written in the law, And Enoch walked with God, and is not, because God took him.[55]

Heb. 11:5 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

Let us take (for instance) Enoch, who, being found righteous in obedience, was translated, and death was never known to happen to him.[52]

Heb. 11:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

written in stone-tables, I contend that there was a law unwritten, which was habitually understood naturally, and by the fathers was habitually kept. For whence was Noah "found righteous,"[23]

Heb. 11:9 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

and that[5]

Heb. 11:10 - NIV, NAB - in Alexander Epistles on the Arian Heresy

Who hath induced them to say, that for our sakes He was made; although Paul says, "for whom are all things, and by whom are all things? "[58]

Heb. 11:10 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Discourse V. Thallousa

And the Jews declared that the shadow of the image (of the heavenly things which was afforded to them), was the third from the reality; but we clearly behold the image of the heavenly order; for the truth will be accurately made manifest after the resurrection, when we shall see the heavenly tabernacle (the city in heaven "whose builder and maker is God"[24]

Heb. 11:11 - NIV, NAB - in Five Books in Reply to Marcion

By the arrival of the "perfect things."[260]

Heb. 11:13 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

and [yet] he did not receive an inheritance in it, not even a footstep, but was always a stranger and a pilgrim therein.[276]

Heb. 11:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Exhortation to Chastity

Are not we, too, travellers in this world?[64]

Heb. 11:14 - NIV, NAB - in Five Books in Reply to Marcion

Dead fates.[62]

Heb. 11:16 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book II

For it was a great gift to the Patriarchs that God in place of His own name should add their name to His own designation as God, as Paul says,[48]

Heb. 11:17 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

On account of his faith and hospitality, a son was given him in his old age; and in the exercise of obedience, he offered him as a sacrifice to God on one of the mountains which He showed him.[48]

Heb. 11:17 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

On account of his faith and hospitality, a son was given him in his old age; and in the exercise of obedience, he offered him as a sacrifice to God on one of the mountains which He showed him.[57]

Heb. 11:23 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Discourse VII. Procilla

For consider what confidence Seth had towards God, and Abel, and Enos, and Enoch, and Methuselah, and Noah, the first lovers of righteousness, and the first of the first-born children who are written in heaven,[17]

Heb. 11:25 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Similitude Sixth

For luxury and deceit have no memories, on account of the folly with which they are clothed; but when punishment and torture cleave to a man for one day, he is punished and tortured for a year; for punishment and torture have powerful memories. While tortured and punished, therefore, for a whole year, he remembers at last[15]

Heb. 11:26 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible."[151]

Heb. 11:30 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Vision Third

"What have they borne? "said I. "Listen," said she: "scourges, prisons, great tribulations, crosses, wild beasts,[6]

Heb. 11:31 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

As soon, therefore, as thou knowest that we are at hand, thou shall gather all thy family under thy roof, and they shall be preserved, but all that. are found outside of thy dwelling shall perish."[52]

Heb. 11:32 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

Why then should I review and adduce any further testimonies of faith from the history in our hands? "For the time would fail me were I to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephtha, David, and Samuel, and the prophets," and what follows.[28]

Heb. 11:32 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

-a fact which they cannot deny.[299]

Heb. 11:32 - NIV, NAB - in Peter of Alexandria Canonical Epistle

For they sought not what was profitable for them, but that which was profitable for the many, that they might be saved, and that they might be enabled to say unto them many things conducing to this, that they might act suitably to the Word of God, "unless," as says the apostle, "the time should fail me in speaking."[34]

Heb. 11:35 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XI Exhortation to Martyrdom Addressed to Fortunatus

But he, trusting in his martyrdom, and promising to himself from the retribution of God the reward of resurrection, exclaimed and said, "Thou indeed impotently destroyest us out of this present life; but the King of the world will raise us up, who die for His laws, unto the eternal resurrection of life."[95]

Heb. 11:35 - NIV, NAB - in The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs IV

And they who have died in grief shall arise in joy, and they who have lived in poverty for the Lord's sake shall be made rich, and they who have been in want shall be filled, and they who have been weak shall be made strong, and they who have been put to death for the Lord's sake shall awake in life.[29]

Heb. 11:36 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

Wherefore also, having encompassing us such a cloud," holy and transparent, "of witnesses, laying aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, let us run with patience the race set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith."[149]

Heb. 11:36 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle VIII

But if before the day of your contest, of the mercy of God, peace shall supervene, let there still remain to you the sound will and the glorious conscience.[10]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

Let us be imitators also of those who in goat-skins and sheep-skins[71]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in A Letter from Origen to Africanus

For the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, in speaking of the prophets, and what they suffered, says, "They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were slain with the sword"[13]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

It was therefore for their firm adherence to truth, and their faithfulness in the reproof of the wicked, that "they were stoned; they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; they wandered in deserts and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth, of whom the world was not worthy: "[6]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

Indeed, the prophets themselves, who for the purity of their lives received the Divine Spirit, "wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth."[23]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book IV

His temple, He was unwilling to send him with heavenly power and glory, that the people who had been ungrateful towards God might be led into the greatest error, and suffer punishment for their crimes, since they had not received their Lord and God, as the prophets had before foretold that it would thus happen. For Isaiah whom the Jews most cruelly slew, cutting him asunder with a saw,[97]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book V

-one with stones, another with the sword; one they sawed asunder,[141]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in Revelation of Paul

While he was yet speaking, there came other three, and saluted me, saying: Welcome, Paul, beloved of God, the boast of the churches, and model of angels. And I asked: Who are you? And the first said: I am Isaiah, whom Manasseh sawed with a wood saw.[31]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

Let us be imitators also of those who in goat-skins and sheep-skins[82]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

let him believe what is written thus in the Epistle to the Hebrews, "They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted; "[119]

Heb. 11:37 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

And they, too, were dishonoured in their own country among the Jews who went about "in sheep-skins, in goat-skins, being destitute, afflicted," and so on;[121]

Heb. 11:38 - NIV, NAB - in Revelation of Paul

And behold a voice to them: Whence have ye come? And they answered and said: We have come from those who have held themselves aloof from the world and the things in the world for Thy holy name's sake, who in deserts, and mountains, and caves, and the dens of the earth, in beds on the ground, and in fastings, spend their life.[7]

Heb. 11:40 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Veiling of Virgins

What, then, is the Paraclete's administrative office but this: the direction of discipline, the revelation of the Scriptures, the reformation of the intellect, the advancement toward the "better things? "[5]