12 And therefore sprang thereof one, even of one which was [a]dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand of the sea shore which is innumerable.
13 All these died in [b]faith, and received not the [c]promises, but saw them afar off, and believed them, and [d]received them thankfully, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things, declare plainly, that they seek a country.
Hebrews 11:12As unlikely to bear children, as if she had been stark dead.
Hebrews 11:13In faith, which they had while they lived, and followed them even to their grave.
Hebrews 11:13This is the figure Metonymy, for the things promised.
Hebrews 11:13For the Patriarchs were wont when they received the promises, to profess their religion, by building of altars, and calling on the name of the Lord.
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